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Title: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on December 29, 2009, 06:31:05 PM
Haven't seen this in a while and decided to order it. Imdb states that the length is 130 minutes while the DVD on Amazon says 125 minutes. Does anyone know if it's been censored? Would be a shame if it was.


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 29, 2009, 08:48:14 PM
I read a review on DVDTalk which listed the dvd as 129min. I didn't find anything about the US rel missing any footage so it's probably uncut.


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen)
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on December 30, 2009, 09:55:54 PM
Cheers K!

I'm just about to order it now. However, another interesting film appeared which may be worth my time. Porcile, English title Pigpen, by Pasolini. Now I have my issues with him but this film seems promising.

Anyone here in a position to comment on it before I send them my cash?


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen)
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 30, 2009, 10:25:40 PM
I think lots of Pasolini stuff is cheap in Finland. They should be all with optional swedish subtitles etc. Nice digi-dvd sleeves etc. If you have to pay top$ for anything of his, I may check availability here.. They might be cheap everywhere.


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen)
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on December 30, 2009, 10:42:31 PM
This one is 12 quid plus postage with aint bad. What I wonder is if it's decent enough or a steaming pile of turd. I'm sceptical of Pasolini.


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen)
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 30, 2009, 10:44:07 PM
I think some of his movies are in supermarkets for like 5 euro discount bins... I may check out for titles..


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen)
Post by: alpharmania on December 30, 2009, 11:37:19 PM
Porcile is an excellent film. One of my favourite films of Pasolini. I was very surprised to see it released some weeks ago on Swedish DVD as "Svinstian". You can also find La Grande Bouffe / Brakfesten on same label.... Njutafilms I think. Worth the money. Recommended distributor of their titles: www.videodrome.nu


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen)
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on December 30, 2009, 11:50:26 PM
I just ordered La Grande Bouffe and Hardcore. You know the Paul Schrader film about George C Scott searching for his missing daughter? I remember it as being very good even if it's near 20 years since I last saw it.

On the subject of Schrader, does anyone know where to find his Mishima flick? It's too expensive on Amazon.

Also looking for more films by Liliana Cavani. I have Nightporter and would like to dig a bit deeper.

The Pasolini stuff can wait till Mikko finds some bargains.


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 02, 2010, 12:46:07 PM
I can always recommend www.videodrome.nu for good prices and hunting down rare titles. Nils has been driving his store and mailorder now for over ten years and remains one of the few cult movie specialists still active in sweden. Both ancient pre-cert / x-rental vhs, tons of rare exploitation & sleaze, Alpha Blue stuff, giallo, arthouse, eurocrime, horror, asian etc.

I saw a rather interesting film on the life of Nietzsche by Cavani, simply entitled "Beyond Good & Evil"...

Some recommendations if you are in for twisted italian stuff are works of Elio Petri, Alberto Cavallone & Sergio Bergonzelli... Another highlight is Amore tossico / Toxic Love from Claudio Caligari... like the italian "Ett anständigt liv". Films of Arrabal are essential...
Recently there was some english subbed DVD releases of Tinto Brass more experimental filmwork, L'urlo (The Howl) and Col cuore in gola (Deadly Sweet), which I really recommend...

Swedish DVD front is looking good. Many good releases last year... for example I never thought I'd see any of Thierry Zenos flicks on proper DVD release... Des morts & Svinet... there is some extreme stuff for certain.


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 03, 2010, 11:06:35 PM
I haven't seen too much lately. Last batch of dvd's I bought were REPULSION (already had UK rel but Criterion's new HD transfer is nice & the cover art is better), RAZORBACK (Aussie rel. w/deleted gore scenes in the extras, double-dip), MESSIAH OF EVIL, TRAPPED, SILENT SCREAM (I remember the trailer when I was a kid of the woman in the cobbed-webbed attic).

Quite a few movies coming this year including EMBODIMENT OF EVIL on Synapse + they will be releasing TWENTY-SEVEN Nikkatsu Roman Pink films over the next few years including "RAPE!"!!! Super-psyched for those.

I'm not much for art films but mildly curious to see ANTICHRIST despite trailer being rather silly along with the hype.

I just watched THE BRAINIAC & will follow it up with PHANTASM.


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 05, 2010, 01:23:20 AM
Trapped (if you mean with Henry Fonda) is a great film... reminds me that Rituals is out now on dvd. Earlier today I watched Alfonso Brescias "Amazons against Supermen" together with my son, we both found it very amusing. Now I'll see "Naked and Violent" by Sergio Martino for the first time. It feels like I've seen my share of mondo movies, but this one has been on my wantlist for years and now MYA released it so...

"Cult director Sergio Martino, during the most glorious mondo years, delivered Naked And Violent, a documentary which unveils the brutality of the USA. Hidden behind a mask of perfection and justice, Naked And Violent traces the problems of American society in the 70s: from racial persecutions to the depraved sexual habits of the middle class, from the drug market to illegal gambling."

My hopes for 2010 are that Paul Naschy and Rino Di Silvestro gain the same attention after their death as Ingmar Bergman got. 


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: narcolepsia on January 05, 2010, 02:25:03 AM
I second recommendation for "porcile". it´s one of his best films. and most of his work annoys me in some way too.

been watching and enjoying some alberto cavallone recently. have yet to check the other recommendations in what concerns more twisted italian films in previous post.

who put out the thierry zeno editions kristian ?


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 05, 2010, 02:31:22 AM
TRAPPED with Henry .

I've always wanted to see naschy's HOWL OF THE DEVIL.


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 05, 2010, 01:51:58 PM
Howl of the Devil is fantastic. I also found great pleasure in seeing Human Beasts. Hopefully The People Who Own the Dark and A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (Swedish VHS still does it for me) will come out on DVD sooner or later...
(http://www.filmsamling.se/instick/Trollslandan.jpg)

The person who introduced me to a grainy vhs copy of "Vase de noces" died last year. I was very surprised to see an official swedish dvd of it years later.... The name of the label is Njutafilms and they do an incredible work providing difficult titles for Swedish (and international) market. Some titles from their catalogue include Beast in the Heat, Coffin Joe, Lågsniff (by Åke Hodell), Pearls Before Swine, The Sweet Body of Deborah, Subconscious Cruelty, Gestapos last orgy, Cold Eyes of Fear, SS Experiment Love Camp, SS Lager 5, Sister Emanuelle, The Sinful Dwarf, Thundercrack etc.
Nothing special for hardcore collectors but still low prices and available at most stores. Easiest way for people outside Sweden is to order from www.videodrome.nu
(https://static.headweb.com/images/150292_image_1000_0x0.jpg)
(https://static.headweb.com/images/150291_image_1000_0x0.jpg)



Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 06, 2010, 10:03:04 PM
THE PIG FUCKING MOVIE

I knew there was a nice dvd rel. Not sure if it's the Swedish rel. you've mentioned. I use to have a video dub but remember very little other than it wasn't as graphic as traders hyped it as back in 1989 or so. I'd like to see it again but right now I can't justify buying it.

How about TERROR EXPRESS? Nice UK release (I think UK). Kind of expensive over here from DiabolikDVD; $38 I think. There's a review at 10KBullets, I believe.



Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 07, 2010, 12:51:22 PM
Terror Express pisses all over Night Train Murders. I have both swedish Video Invest and dutch Eagle 6 VHS releases of Terror Express... I was excited to see the DVD at Videodrome but hesitated to get it due to the high price. I am not sure but it looks like Camera Obscura bought up Sazuma. Same layout as Last House on the Beach and Suspected Death of a Minor. I heard from Nils / Videodrome that next release is So Sweet, So Dead. Only high quality titles... not to mention their DVD of Orozco the Embalmer!
 
Camera Obscura did first release of Pigfucking Movie but swedish release is better / cheaper alternative. I didn't notice much difference from the old vhs I had been watching... black and white, no dialogue... sometimes I prefer vhs to intensify filthy viewing experience.

(http://www.filmsamling.se/instick/TerrorExpress.jpg)


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 07, 2010, 09:19:35 PM
How much, round-about, is the Swedish disc for THE PIG FUCKING MOVIE? May have to look into that.

May do an order for TERROR EXPRESS soon too. Been awhile since I've bought any Euro-trash. Kind of itchin' for some right now!

Saving every dollar I can is kind of a pain in the ass......


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on January 08, 2010, 05:01:51 PM
A friend of mine suggest the Image DVD edition

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/6305860238.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

It seam the most uncut edition. Originale audio french and english subs


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 08, 2010, 06:07:16 PM
a few years ago there was a very nice swedish Marco Ferreri 4-disc collection which included La Grande Bouffe, Tales of Ordinary Madness and two films I considered crap.

I think Svinet costs around €15 in stores... I am able to work in the videodrome store some weekends and so, get paid with dvd/vhs (even if I'm poor I can't live without the eurotrash!)


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on January 09, 2010, 04:01:35 PM
Another italian suggestion

NEL PIU' ALTO DEI CIELI

a brief synopsis here ---> http://www.twistedanger.com/dvd842.html

One of the most violent, outrageous and blasphemous movie never viewed


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 09, 2010, 09:14:54 PM
Another italian suggestion

NEL PIU' ALTO DEI CIELI

a brief synopsis here ---> http://www.twistedanger.com/dvd842.html

One of the most violent, outrageous and blasphemous movie never viewed

I agree, total recommendation!


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: THE RITA HN on January 12, 2010, 09:58:26 AM
My favourite pasolini film is easily THE GOSPEL ACCORING TO ST. MATTHEW.
I wholeheartedly agree with the Alberto Cavallone recommendation earlier.  One of the most underrated of genre directors.  I finally got a copy recently of his budget-less BLOW JOB from ETC.  
In the 'style' of films mentioned in the prior posts, I can't recommend enough:
HUMAN ANIMALS (1983 dir. Eligio Herrero)
GISELLE (1980 dir. Victor Di Mello)
BESTIALITA (1976 dir. Peter Skerl)


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: narcolepsia on January 12, 2010, 02:07:37 PM
My favourite pasolini film is easily THE GOSPEL ACCORING TO ST. MATTHEW.
I wholeheartedly agree with the Alberto Cavallone recommendation earlier.  One of the most underrated of genre directors.  I finally got a copy recently of his budget-less BLOW JOB from ETC.  
In the 'style' of films mentioned in the prior posts, I can't recommend enough:
HUMAN ANIMALS (1983 dir. Eligio Herrero)
GISELLE (1980 dir. Victor Di Mello)
BESTIALITA (1976 dir. Peter Skerl)


I really like "the gospel according to st. matthew" too. in one of my final essays at university I made a connection between this a very obscure manoel de oliveira film called "acto da primavera" which are separeted by only one year I think. do you know it sam ? it´s a strange pseudo-doc about a third world styled celebration of the passion of christ done in a small village in trás-os-montes (literally behind-the-mountains) the most arid and desolate area in the north of portugal. very interesting work.

will try and check those three you recommend, thanks as usual !


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: narcolepsia on January 12, 2010, 02:22:17 PM
just found two short clips of "acto da primavera" on youtube :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQNeUZsL2bM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4izLls-r2bQ&feature=related

on a similar note, you should know antónio reis and his wife margarida cordeiro, one of the most obscure and one of the best portuguese directors of all time. very reclusive people and I think they only did about a film for decade. here is the begining of "trás-os-montes" :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhFN292zNg0


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 13, 2010, 02:21:06 AM
Blowjob is a good one... I am so happy to see so many of his films surfacing now. I was hooked after I saw Blue Movie the first time. I have seen it available on Swedish x-rental once. The name of the label is Baroness and they only provided top notch titles for swedish market. Examples (rainbows are Hemvideo):
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/sw2.jpg)

Got Bestialita on really crappy second/third copy from italian vhs... state-of-the-art sleaze. Thanks for the recommendations of Human Animals (looks amazing!) and Giselle. I managed to locate them on cinemageddon....


Something for people in Finland to track down:
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/fi1.jpg)

In two weeks I release "CRIMINALIA volume 2" C60.... tracklist below:

A:
The Bootleggers / Cinque figli di cane [Alfio Caltabiano 1969]
Macrò - Guida uccide il venerdì [Stelvio Massi 1974]
Eyes Behind the Wall / L'occhio dietro la parete [Giuliano Petrelli 1977]
They Paid with Bullets / Tiempos de Chicago [Julio Diamante 1969]
Uccidete il vitello grasso e arrostitelo [Salvatore Samperi 1970]
The Climber / L'ambizioso [Pasquale Squitieri 1975]
Last Desperate Hours / Milano: il clan dei Calabresi [Giorgio Stegani 1974]
Man on His Knees / Un uomo in ginocchio [Damiano Damiani 1978]
The Maniac Responsible / ...a tutte le auto della polizia [Mario Caiano 1975]
Reflections in Black / Il vizio ha le calze nere [Tano Cimarosa 1975]
Your Hands on My Body / Le tue mani sul mio corpo [Brunello Rondi 1970]
In the Eye of the Hurricane / El ojo del huracán [José María Forqué 1971]
Blackmail / Lo strano ricatto di una ragazza per bene [Luigi Batzella 1974]
The Syndicate: A Death in the Family / Colpo rovente [Piero Zuffi 1969]
We Still Kill the Old Way / A ciascuno il suo [Elio Petri 1967]
With Heart in Mouth / Col guore in gola [Tinto Brass 1967]
Il diavolo nel cervello [Sergio Sollima 1972]
A Quiet Place to Kill / Paranoia [Umberto Lenzi 1970]
Knife of Ice / Il coltello di ghiaccio [Umberto Lenzi 1972]
Kriminal [Umberto Lenzi 1966]

B:
Bandits in Milan / Banditi a Milano [Carlo Lizzani 1968]
I Kiss the Hand / Baciamo le mani [Vittorio Schiraldi 1973]
Spell, Sweet Slaughterhouse / L'uomo, la donna e la bestia / Spell, dolce mattatoio [Alberto Cavallone 1977]
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion / Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto [Elio Petri 1970]
I ragazzi della Roma violenta [Renato Savino 1976]
Come cani arrabbiati [Mario Imperoli 1976]
Night of Hate / Crónica de un atraco [Jaime Jesús Balcázar 1968]
Nine guests for a crime / Nove ospiti per un delitto [Ferdinando Baldi 1977]
Bandits in Milan / Banditi a Milano [Carlo Lizzani 1968]
Crazy Joe [Carlo Lizzani 1974]
Wake Up and Kill / Svegliati e uccidi [Carlo Lizzani 1966]
Day of Violence / Operazione Kappa: sparate a vista [Luigi Petrini 1977]
Special Squad Shoots on sight / La polizia ordina: Sparate a vista! [Giulio Giuseppe Negri 1976]
Execution Squad / La polizia ringrazia [Steno 1972]
The Cauldron of Death / Ricco [Tulio Demicheli 1973]
In the Highest of Skies / Nel più alto dei cieli [Silvano Agosti 1977]
Savage Three / Fango bollente [Vittorio Salerno 1975]

Edition of 100. C60. Silkscreened cover. mainly sourced from vhs. includes extractions from soundtracks, dialogue, effects. Rough edit and mixing.
PM if interested in one. Got maybe 15 copies left of vol 1


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Strömkarlen on January 13, 2010, 09:43:11 AM
Bringing any Criminalia 2 to GBG? And what about that Art-zine KO? Is it out? You know I need both.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 13, 2010, 10:34:27 AM
yes, I will bring copies of criminalia 2 to utmarken.
artzine is almost sold out of first batch (100 copies) but can be ordered from Timeless Editions shop:
http://www.timeless-shop.com/description.php?lang=2&sort=Id&target=new&id=905 (http://www.timeless-shop.com/description.php?lang=2&sort=Id&target=new&id=905)
I saved a copy for you Jonas.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Strömkarlen on January 13, 2010, 10:49:36 AM
Great!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on January 18, 2010, 06:31:52 PM
Watched some movies, dealing with autopsies. Though these type of movies get rather boring after some time (human deconstructed and constructed again is  something rather monotonic and there is not much to add), but a couple of these stuck into my head.
Le Poeme 1985 - Autopsy with the narrator reading Arthur Rimbaud's "The Drunken Boat" http://www.mag4.net/Rimbaud/poesies/Boat.html (http://www.mag4.net/Rimbaud/poesies/Boat.html). All in all it gives a rather strange feeling and though I don't like how the French language sounds, it kind of suited in the movie. And the finale with Nietzsche's words - What is keeping you, my friends? Come on, it's time, it's time!
Another one that was somewhat different - Path 1991 - existential thoughts of people talking while performing autopsies. One person was lady who died being pregnant so they cut the unborn fetus too to see why it was dead already etc. etc. I recommend these two. Others from the bunch was not that good.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on January 18, 2010, 06:48:40 PM
I remember era when there was strict video law in Finland, and all the underground people were very annoyed by cencorship. Magazine would include lists of how many seconds are missing from which VHS version and possibly which content. Crying about all the banned films you couldn't get without special connections. But then again, when suddenly instead of gore, splatter, slasher, horror, whatever movies topic was porn or mondo documentaries and shock videos with stuff like autopsies, many of those people would suddenly back stab the fellow video freak. "We have nothing to do this sick stuff, only consumed by those mentally insane. We just appreciate art" or whatever. This seemed to be mentality, that people would just aim for utmost extremeties a'la Nekromantic, but then be extremely upset about some vhs dub of real autopsy. Of course, difference of movie (actual piece of art) and just cheap shock tactic document is there, but always amused me.

I think one pretty nice autopsy related fictional movie is... was it Aftermath? Was issued on dvd too.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Strömkarlen on January 18, 2010, 08:46:53 PM
Do you mean the Spanish short? Then it was Aftermath. Hmm, Autopsy films would be great topic for an article.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on January 18, 2010, 09:32:31 PM
yeah, that one. I think length and the kind of neat ending with little "intelligent" wibe on it was nice. The dog food & newspaper article and such. It was good length for being what it is.
I think I talked elsewhere, but there is very nice autopsy education video on googlevideos, where doctor performs autopsy on body of whore for students. Explains all the details while does it, and is genuinely surpriced for finding implants in such a flat tits. And when he examines genital, cuts open the whole area and all the organs, he goes like "this looks pretty good condition for being wh... hmm.. " and stops in middle of sentence, like realising he's not having some morbid fun with other pathologists, and actually can't be joking how healthy the slices of cunt interior looks like. In other words, top video. Without plot, without acting, simply funny, entertaining and all that. It's not really "extreme", unless you find autopsy extreme. Just interesting textures.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on January 18, 2010, 11:13:54 PM
Yes, Aftermath is really a good movie. This was perhaps the first one non-documentary/not mondo movie involving autopsies that was really done with talent and passion. I think someone had even this movie as a video projection here though not sure, I might be wrong. Anyways, about the laws at the very moment, i don't really know what's allowed and what's not. Can, let's say autopsy movie be named as a mockery of a dead body? are you allowed to have them or not in EU? In a bunch a week or so ago I also watched Necrophilia: Fucking the dead (the title is far better than the movie itself). Is it porno/art movie/paraphiliac movie or so? What would you be allowed to show/have and what not. I know that pornography is prohibited in Lithuania though it doesn't seem to be the problem.
As for Nekromantic - since the early days I was the admirer of German gore. Buttgereit, Schnaas, Rose, Ittenbach etc. etc. I couldn't even say that these gore movies were for the shock value. Buttgereit's movies always had love and relationships involved. In his shorts (Hot Love as I remember) and Nekromantik itself. What if love goes beyond the limits of human understanding :) Had a chance to get a couple of beers with him while visiting Berlin and since it was some time ago and I was young and open-minded, perhaps that's why these Germans seem so deep/good in what they do. Maybe Schnaas was the one who tried to go as far as possible with nazis, blowjobs/exploding heads etc. etc. though hadn't seen the newest movies of his.
To finish with autopsies, I think the most interesting thing with autopsies at the very moment is the docu of autopsy of Benitto Musolini. Perhaps not for it's shock or so, but for it's value above that. I was very surprised that such things even exist on tape.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 19, 2010, 10:33:07 AM
when it comes to movies on subject of necrophilia my absolute favourite is Mosquito der Schänder / Bloodlust, featuring Werner Pochath. cruel opening scenes that would never be allowed today and some very surreal lovescenes between corpse and man. this is ten years before nekromantik and stands the tests of time.
some days ago I rewatched another title on my top 10: "Swamp of the ravens"...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 19, 2010, 11:30:57 PM
I have a Euro dvd of MOSQUITO THE RAPIST. Need to give it another viewing. I think Synapse was suppose to release it but that was years ago.

The murder/rape scene in ANGST is pretty harsh. I vaguely remembering stabbing while he's raping the corpse? Too bad Barrel Entertainment never got to release it.

I have or use to have a Japanese porn film series called DEAD BODY LOVE. Woman is strangled to death then fucked in a handful of positions. Fogged & pretty low-key which made it a bit more realistic. Short too, only 30 minutes & pre-record videos in Tokyo were $100 each. I got a dub from Trevor Brown who'd bought it for someone else.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: alpharmania on January 23, 2010, 12:03:49 PM
I have or use to have a Japanese porn film series called DEAD BODY LOVE. Woman is strangled to death then fucked in a handful of positions. Fogged & pretty low-key which made it a bit more realistic. Short too, only 30 minutes & pre-record videos in Tokyo were $100 each. I got a dub from Trevor Brown who'd bought it for someone else.
That sounds promising... Most of the times I think I have found necrophilia footage it is merely vintage sleaze with coffins etc. Entertaining but not what I have been after.
I don't know if they are available in english, but books of Gabrielle Wittkopp are by far the best cultural descriptions of necrophilia I have encountered....

Here is something that Leland B. located:
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh289/ROTA777/VIVAvv-8TheNECROPHILIAC.jpg)
The Necrophiliac

10 minute SILENT 8mm loop

Released in the late 70's on the Viva label with Jamie Gillis and Tina Russel.This was originally in color (see box art) however this copy is a bootleg B & W print.
The scenario consists of man grieving over a coffin which is then opened to reveal his dead lover within and thus feels compelled to indulge in a final act of hanky panky. I have seen this set up in several films and always with a comical aspect. I/e the dead returns to life via his seed or through coitus.This is not the case here as it is just played straight up which gives it a truly unpleasant quality up until the final scene which we are then treated to a somewhat surprise and comical finale.


To change subject a bit... I did job for Videodrome making this trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC-WB0saPNI


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on January 24, 2010, 04:05:24 PM
PALINDROMES - movie from director of Happiness, Storytelling etc.
I didn't know what the plot was, girlfriend bought it. Had not read anything about it when it started. At first I was little confused what the hell is happening, when the main character is played in total no less than 8 different actors! And it doesn't mean that time would switch in the movie years back or forth, but main character may go to sleep at evening as extremely fat black female and wake up 13 year old white little girl. Not expecting this, might confuse a bit.
But basically idea is that 13 year old girl wants to get pregnant. And does. Escapes from home. Fucks with pedophiles. Meets nearly surreal fundamental christian family made out of runaway kids with various handicaps. Torso girl without hands. Blind albino gril. Epileptics, mongs, etc. There are kids dumpster diving for fetuses, fundamental christians plotting for assasination of abortion doctors, etc. It is comedy most of all, but the bizarre level of characters and what happens in moving is a guaranteed headfuck. Should be cheap and easy to get on dvd anywhere.


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on January 24, 2010, 10:41:00 PM
Another italian suggestion

NEL PIU' ALTO DEI CIELI

a brief synopsis here ---> http://www.twistedanger.com/dvd842.html

One of the most violent, outrageous and blasphemous movie never viewed
masterpiece!


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 26, 2010, 11:59:07 PM
Jpn video is DEAD BODY RAPE, not LOVE.

I remember PALINDROMES. HAPPINESS is better.

Someone once told me of seeing a kaypee 8mm film of man with under*age corpse. He had no idea if it was real or not.



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Post by: Nihil Congregation on January 27, 2010, 05:18:12 PM
On the necrophilia subject, has anyone seen "Aftermath", a spanish horror flick, you guys should check it out if you haven't seen it


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on January 27, 2010, 08:26:38 PM
this was just discussed on previous page and top of this page.


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Post by: P-K on January 28, 2010, 03:04:42 AM
Rubber's Lover

a hot nurse, a heavy rubber sensory deprivation suit, ultra low frequencies, sniffing ether & violent psychic powers, ....the works!



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on February 08, 2010, 07:00:41 PM
Has anyone seen Kichiku Dai Enkai by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri? Ignoring the horror aspect to an extent, it becomes more of a nihilistic and brutal portrayal of human nature. A lot of people don't like but I think it pretty good, especially considering it's a student film.

(http://www.cine-east.com/catalog/images/kichiku.jpg)


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Post by: Sadomaniac on February 09, 2010, 12:16:58 AM
Yep, I'm a big fan of Kichiku. I think a lot of people dislike it because it's hyped as this "ultra brutal" J-splatter flick, so that's what they go in expecting, but in reality what they get is a low budget student political/art film with lashings of gore in the last half hour.


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Post by: tiny_tove on February 09, 2010, 11:07:28 AM
Feed.

Australian flick by the guy who did the horrible Lanmower Man.
Sick story regarding "Feeders", the contrary of pro-ana. People getting off by force feeding willing women until they die. Despite a  very confused plot, a horrible leading actor and many contraddiction it gives very interesting moments, especially in the description of the obsession of the villain.
Not a masterpiece but definitely an interesting subject.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on February 10, 2010, 07:57:30 PM
Was it the movie where the last fatso was being fed with the fat of the previous girls? Or maybe more movies on topic? I recall it was ok, but very much of "trendy" film at the time. You know, some underground phenomena gets public and everybody wants to aknowledge it. That movie, with pretty morbid and (dis)tasteful way.


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Post by: P-K on February 10, 2010, 08:09:53 PM
Was it the movie where the last fatso was being fed with the fat of the previous girls?

is'nt really clear in the movie, but her 'food' gets mixes with bags of pure fat.....what kind? ;-)

was a pretty decent movie imho....



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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on February 11, 2010, 07:29:15 PM
Have had GUMMO dvd borrowed from friend for months. Finally watched it, but nothing really prepared me to what was coming. I had erased all recollections what it should be about. But it is pretty good 1997 film. From writer of KIDS, first movie he made. Not so much of linear storyline, but just incident and obscure and obscene situations one after another. Total redneck US white trash, cat killings, cat torture, pimping down syndrome sister to young glue huffing boys to fuck. Molesters, dwarvers, fags, trannies, inbred redneck kids. Fights, handicaps. Near surreal moments of kids engaging into verbal abuses. Nudity. Tits. Spit and drool. No wonder when you mix it all together with Eyehategod, Burzum, Bathory, Spazz, Absu, and various others that he made instant underground classic. I'm pretty sure it's been topic of discussion everywhere, but I totally missed it all these years.


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Post by: tiny_tove on February 11, 2010, 08:53:20 PM
Was it the movie where the last fatso was being fed with the fat of the previous girls? Or maybe more movies on topic? I recall it was ok, but very much of "trendy" film at the time. You know, some underground phenomena gets public and everybody wants to aknowledge it. That movie, with pretty morbid and (dis)tasteful way.

yes that one.
there are some nonsense scenes, but the whole philosophy behind it is perfectly rended.

anyway GUMMO is THE movie that got me into white trash/trailer park obsession... you mentioned it all, but a few images that reallz got under my skin:
- the rabbit boy with the accordion
- the teen transvestite pictures
- the cute mongoloid prostitute whored out by her (I think) brother
- Harmony Korine hugging the black homo midget wearing the Israeli flag
- the protagonist eating spaghetti in the dirty bath thub
- him and his mom dancing in the room full of trash
- the drunken rednecks getting angry with a chair...

every scene is cult


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on February 11, 2010, 11:32:34 PM
I watched half of it several years ago but never finished. I remember liking it but I was too fucked up at the time to pay attention. I'll have to rewatch it.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on February 14, 2010, 09:41:07 PM
Kichiku Dai Enkai

BANQUET OF THE BEASTS: It's on US dvd & is well-worth picking up. Prob out of print as I can't think of anything recent the company released. Artsmagic was the company.

Nihilistic & Brutal. Chapter titles sound like PE songs: "Blood games", "Alone", "In the morning", "In Control"...

I barely remember FEED. Seems like it started out good but the ending was a letdown.


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Post by: P-K on February 15, 2010, 01:31:00 PM
No wonder when you mix it all together with Eyehategod, Burzum, Bathory, Spazz, Absu, and various others that he made instant underground classic.

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Gummo/release/835238 (http://www.discogs.com/Various-Gummo/release/835238)

weird, i was pretty shure i heard Innerwar-era BDN in that movie....

edit : ah, found it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119237/soundtrack (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119237/soundtrack)


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on February 15, 2010, 07:48:58 PM
It is pretty minimal part. It starts with some visuals going in front your eyes, suddenly year hear the speech, which is very familiar. It's like "wait? Someone used this on noise cd??" and then you hear actual BDN sound coming in, but fades out almost immediately. Just enough to realize what it was, but can't really say there would be much to hear.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on February 18, 2010, 04:45:09 AM
Just watched for the second time:

JOE

Two middleaged men, Joe Curran (Peter Boyle) and Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick) hit 1960's Greenwich Village where they do drugs, fuck and eventually kill hipppies. A very young (and in the buff) Susan Sarandon appears as Bill's runaway hippie daughter. Lots of good sample material and a great idea in general. I'd like to see a remake set in modern times about two ageing neofolk musicians who've finally had enough and exact deadly revenge on random antifa fags. A worthy and relevant concept for the intolerant times we live in.

There is an amazing scene where Joe fondles his machine gun in his basement with an HONOR AMERICA sticker in the background. I desperately tried to rip it from the DVD but for some reason VLC wouldn't have it so the pictures below will have to do. They should give you an idea anyway.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g190/beedubelhue/joe2-1.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g190/beedubelhue/joe4-1.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g190/beedubelhue/joe6.jpg)


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Post by: Tommy Carlsson on February 18, 2010, 09:25:46 AM
JOE -- excellent movie! I love that scene in the beginning where Joe's standing by a jukebox looking at the songs, complaining about "nigger-loving hippies" destroying the music.

(for Swedes -- den svenska titeln är ett underbart exempel på när översättningen är bätre än originalet -- Joe - Skjut varenda jävla hippie!)


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on February 18, 2010, 05:30:15 PM
What would be nice re-make, is FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE. I'm sure movie was discussed elsewhere?
Film I tend to return time after time is LEON. It blew my mind when I got the actual directors cut. It is sometimes beyoned my brain to think how directors aren't allowed to make movies they want, but they are butchered to fit some assumed audience expectations. Few months ago, was re-watching who knows for how many times Once Upon A Time in America, and watched the dvd bonuses and was amazed that when movie originally hit the theaters in US, it was cut by director of Police Academy to be more "straight forward" with chronological order. Which obviously makes no sense in case of that movie. And only years later it was presented as it should.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on February 18, 2010, 05:51:40 PM
Then again you have movies like Apocalypse Now Redux which didn't benefit from the added scenes at all. In the case of megalomaniacs like Coppola a firm external hand very likely improves the finished article.


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Post by: Ritual on February 18, 2010, 05:53:49 PM
Then again you have movies like Apocalypse Now Redux which didn't benefit from the added scenes at all.
I think it does! It gives a few more angles to the story, I think.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on February 18, 2010, 05:58:08 PM
Editing is tricky business. I agree that Apocalypse Now did not benefit from editing but, for example, The Final Cut of Blade Runner I think was vastly improved by additional scenes. Sometimes extra scenes can be self-indulgent or disrupt the pacing of the film. I guess it just depends on the film.


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Post by: narcolepsia on February 19, 2010, 02:31:13 AM
"joe" sounds like something I´d enjoy. thanks for the recommendation !

currently been re-watching my cinema abattoir DVD´s..being compilations of shorts it´s always a matter of hit or miss, but there are god surprises to be found.

personal favourites probably include "burn" and "les souffrances d´un oeuf meurtri" on the incarnation DVD, "ass" on the erotisme DVD, yet most of the stuff is well worth watching,

most recent volume à rebour has two obvious highlights, as I was trying to watch a aryan kaganof film for quite some time * (included is "dead man 2 : return of the dead man" with a merzbow soundtrack) and also the first (to my knowledge) official edition of "satan bouche un coin". "passage" and "the other american dream" are others I quite enjoyed watching as well.

any others who´ve been enjoying these releases / label ?



* anyone has a copy of "beyond ultra violence" ? is it any good ?


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Post by: Sadomaniac on February 19, 2010, 08:56:07 AM
* anyone has a copy of "beyond ultra violence" ? is it any good ?

I quite enjoyed it, although he goes a little overkill on the visual effects at times. There's a review of it here: http://dvdholocaust.com/review.php?id=366 (http://dvdholocaust.com/review.php?id=366)


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Post by: alpharmania on February 19, 2010, 10:53:35 AM
I scanned some swedish rental covers at work while having nothing else to do... Joe and Fight for Your Life are some of them. I can also recommend Savage Weekend for those into William Sandersons more violent side.

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1236/36905967.jpg)
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1972/54792953.jpg)


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Post by: Matthias on February 19, 2010, 11:33:09 AM
Kristian, got any recommendations when it comes to italian "youth gone wild" flicks? I've seen Violence For Kicks, Day Of Violence, Savage Three, Season For Assassins and Young, Violent & Dangerous so far but i know there is a few more out there!


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Post by: tiny_tove on February 19, 2010, 11:41:43 AM
check CLASS OF 1984, despite the cheesy 80's punk look it rules and has great soundtrack.

you can't miss Italy's fascio-exploitation classic SAN BABILA ORE 20, over the top and unrealistic, but a guilty pleasure look to neo-fascist dwelling between ideology and crime in a very cold Milan during the 70's.

I have met a couple of the real persons of that "scene" and we laughed a lot about it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-mg9V8ZK44


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Post by: alpharmania on February 19, 2010, 06:20:24 PM
San Babila Ore 20 is great one. Last week I rented "Kings of Crime" by Michele Placido and I must say Italians still prove they can deliver! Interesting trivia is the viewer get to see a glimpse in one of the main characters sports bag which carries brass knuckle and Julius Evola book...
Depla, have you seen I ragazzi della Roma violenta?
For tonight I will give Dupont La Joie / Rape of Innocence a second watch, this time with english subtitles...

Matthias - I'll list some stuff when I get more time!


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on February 19, 2010, 06:33:10 PM
San Babila Ore 20 is great one. Last week I rented "Kings of Crime" by Michele Placido and I must say Italians still prove they can deliver! Interesting trivia is the viewer get to see a glimpse in one of the main characters sports bag which carries brass knuckle and Julius Evola book...
Depla, have you seen I ragazzi della Roma violenta?
For tonight I will give Dupont La Joie / Rape of Innocence a second watch, this time with english subtitles...

Matthias - I'll list some stuff when I get more time!

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6908/romanzocriminaler.jpg)


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Post by: tiny_tove on February 21, 2010, 10:00:37 PM

Depla, have you seen I ragazzi della Roma violenta?


I was going to suggest it yet. Cheesy and sleazy, nothing makes sense, complete trash cult, especially the impotent fascist who get aroused only playing flipper.
I have used a bunch of samples of that too.


(http://www.dvdessential.it/collezioni/copertine/psv6816.jpg)


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on March 05, 2010, 04:02:32 PM
REPO MAN

(http://media.monstersandcritics.com/articles/1089834/article_images/repoman.jpg)

Long time no see. I love it. Anyone seen any more films by Alex Cox? Recommendations?


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 05, 2010, 04:52:07 PM
repo man is cult, to date his best.
there seems to be a sequel (repo chick), but I don't know anything about it.

well I would suggest the weird modern western extravaganza  "straight to hell", with a plethora of celebrities and "Sid and nancy" although the music part sucks. The actor playing jonny rotten looks ugly and has a horrible voice.

I have recently read good things about Death and the compass, mostly due to my Peter Boyle fixation, but I don't know anything about it.



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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on March 05, 2010, 08:05:03 PM
The actor playing jonny rotten looks ugly and has a horrible voice.

Gary Oldman?

I hear super skank Courtney Love was in it as well. Not sure I could hanld ethat however small the dose of her.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on March 05, 2010, 08:19:14 PM
I generally like Gary Oldman but Cid and Nancy was pretty terrible. The acting was overkill in the extreme. I think the target audience is "punk" teen girls.


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 05, 2010, 10:09:10 PM
The actor playing jonny rotten looks ugly and has a horrible voice.

Gary Oldman?

I hear super skank Courtney Love was in it as well. Not sure I could hanld ethat however small the dose of her.

nope he was plazing sid :)


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on March 05, 2010, 11:04:45 PM
I'm a mongoloid! Of course he did.


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Post by: moozz on March 08, 2010, 01:57:29 PM
REPO MAN

(http://media.monstersandcritics.com/articles/1089834/article_images/repoman.jpg)

Long time no see. I love it. Anyone seen any more films by Alex Cox? Recommendations?

I think Repo Man is the only one I have seen from Alex Cox. A film festival here in Brussels is showing a bunch of Alex Cox films (http://offscreen.be/thefestival/alex-cox (http://offscreen.be/thefestival/alex-cox)) now in March and I'm wondering which ones to see. They're also showing some Japanese exploitation and spaghetti westerns so I am sure there will be a few to check out at the festival.


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 16, 2010, 11:29:30 PM
(http://horror.blogosfere.it/images/tony-thumb.jpg)
Council flats, redbricks, crackwhores, gay bars, East end, West end, job centers, abusive husbands, loneliness, killing for company, ecc. ecc.
The perfect crossover between realistic UK flicks and more stylish atmospheres, also thanks to the minimalistic yet effective soundtrack composed by THE THE.
Peter Ferdinando is fucking amazing. Quite inspired by the late Dennis Nielsen, yet with a  nerdier/semi-autistic behavior, a complete antisocial person, eternal unemployed who never knows how to fit with the others, although longing for company.
Nothing to do with marvel-styled bolckbuster serial killer super-hero. This is a story of loneliness, sexual confusion and despair, yet with some pretty funny moment.
Some of the side character suck and are not credible, but Ferdinando steals every breath whenever he is present.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on March 20, 2010, 07:35:59 PM
TOWELHEAD. Pretty ok high profile drama. 13 year old half libanese half american girl starts to explore her sexuality. This came from TV actually, so that's the reason I even came across the movie. Start with stepfather offering assistance of trimming her pubic hair, continues to be sent out to live with her real father. various conflicts of cultures colliding. Name calling, dubious interracial realitions, neighborhood honky fingerfucking her virginity, black guy from school dis-approved by his father performs 20 sec intercourses.
It is, really just... hmm, lets say "intelligent movie", just drama about the problems on teenage life in multicultural society, but for me it was most of all entertaining due all the catchy lowest-interests topics: racism, taboo sexuality, abusive behavior, etc.

But talk about lowest interest and taboos, while Towelhead is artistic enough to be actual movie, you can see opposite: Happened to have displeasure of seeing from TV this turd called Extreme Movie. I guess, you could list many of the same "taboos" in that context too... but come on! Maybe for being american child, you could find it amusing to see few quick tits and asses, fart humor, jokes of STD's and fucking sheep & midgets, but one wonders how damn worthless garbage is being sold as youth comedy? Of course, what else should have expected, but well, works as reminder that all what includes some sort of "offenses" and supposed "extremes", ain't worth 60 seconds of your life.


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Post by: tisbor on March 20, 2010, 10:12:23 PM
I watched towelhead too some months ago , not bad . Topics treated in a not too clichè way , can't expect much of course but still not bad .


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on March 21, 2010, 08:06:24 PM
the new Burton's Alice in Wonderland with 3D. Fucking 12,50 euro for ticket, it better be good. Thinking of Disney behind this, and K-11 rating, it is suprisingly dark... and most of all just surreal / weird. I do question if it's really movie for kids or not? Some moments are probably like bad LSD trip. Moments like the tea party gone bad, it's insane. Music is oppressive classical music - until the subtitles and the awful radio pop enters. This is like resurrection of Alice actually. Now she is 19, and has only old nightmares of wonderland. When drastical moment of live - semi-forced marriage is waiting, she again happens to fall into hole and repeat many of the old patterns like before. Johnny Depp does great role. Hidden messages are different than in original. Now it seems to circulate a lot around the role of woman and individuality etc, but well. Visually very nicely done.

Now, when you think about it, if you could match together directors and artists, perhaps if you'd take someone like Mark Ryden with movie making ability of Burton, what would be result? I don't know how many are familiar with mr. Ryden's work, but maybe that would require topic of it's own. Utmost genious. Already as it is, many of Rydens ideas and visual bombardment looks like it could have been used as guide for the movie... hmm.

(http://thelennoxx.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/mark_ryden.jpg)

(http://www.signatureillustration.org/illustration-blog/wp-content/mark-ryden.jpg)


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Post by: kettu on March 22, 2010, 12:17:31 AM
it is suprisingly dark...


you can say that again. I took a few peaks behind the fancy glasses and it was supposed to be daylight in the movie but every lighting always ends up looking dark ish.  there was a neat sexual tension between the hatter and alice in that, then you were too smal , now youre too big... scene.  but this 3d thing hasnt blossomed into anything spectacular yet.  average burt movie too. but why not go see it anyways. remember to bring a bag m&m and somebody who lets you fondle their crocth during the movie.

this is going to be good(hopefully) valhalla rising 
http://www.movieweb.com/movie/FIKfRKMNOlQAPK/VIK2sSNOuC8xON



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Post by: tiny_tove on March 22, 2010, 10:08:40 AM
It is supposed to be very good. Not the typical epic movie.
All Nicolas Winding Refn's movies are excellent and he's pretty daring changing subjects all the time. I have recently watched his Fear X, lynchian atmosphere yet more realistic, with disturbing soundtrack by Brian Eno. There is not much happening during the movie and it is quite slow, but the overall atmosphere was choking me.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: kettu on March 22, 2010, 09:41:30 PM
I have recently watched his Fear X, lynchian atmosphere yet more realistic, with disturbing soundtrack by Brian Eno. There is not much happening during the movie and it is quite slow, but the overall atmosphere was choking me.

I havent seen that but a couple of days ago I watched bronson. I thought id be all over it but it left me a little cold. the guy looked just right but I found it to be decent rather than really good. im almost certain that valhalla is going to be really enjoyable. a well made period piece with personal take on it. whats not to like.


edit: im no big time collector but pushers can be found on my shelves. good stuff and like tiny says smalltime scumbags are cool.


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 22, 2010, 09:50:54 PM
Bronson is very good in my opinion but very different by the Pusher trilogy and the amazing Bleeder, who definitely has a lot in common with Gaspar Noé. Same reds, similar storyline and environments. Less lysergic, but definitely sharing the same despair.
I loved Bronson but it goes in arthouse direction rather than the intimate violence and low lives tales who made me love his work.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on March 22, 2010, 11:35:00 PM
The Pusher trilogy was great. The second film flagged a bit but any lost ground was seriously regained in the third and final film. I liked Bleeder a lot too.

There is talk of Refn doing a viking film next which sounds promising. It's high time for an authentic and bloody viking epic in the style of the old Swedish/Icelandic masterpieces Hrafninn Flygur and I Skugga Hrafnsins.


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 23, 2010, 12:19:30 AM
It is exatly the one mentioned by Niko :)


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on March 23, 2010, 12:42:30 AM
And that is what sloppy reading will do for you. I will buy this at some point. I need to see Antichrist first.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on March 23, 2010, 12:58:56 AM
I really want to see Antichrist. After reading an interview with Willem Dafoe in regards to the movie I was sold. Unfortunately it's US release was extremely limited so I couldn't see it in theaters.


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Post by: Harvest on March 23, 2010, 02:03:22 AM
I really want to see Antichrist. After reading an interview with Willem Dafoe in regards to the movie I was sold. Unfortunately it's US release was extremely limited so I couldn't see it in theaters.

i was lucky to see it at the local art theater and it is very much worth your time.  they handed out pamphlets with the ticket that read "If you are light of heart and stomach read me first" I didn't want to spoil it for myself and I won't for you, but it is a surreal film of the finest quality featuring 2 very memorable scenes of extreme violence. 


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Post by: tisbor on March 23, 2010, 07:24:55 AM
Antichrist is ok .
It's shocking only for easily shocked people of course , but it has really beautiful scenes .
I love the slow motion at the start .



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Post by: Harvest on March 23, 2010, 07:38:33 AM
i loved the shots of the forest.  the effect used was very suffocating. 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on March 23, 2010, 09:34:15 AM
Antichrist was brilliant. Didn't find it shocking, yet it has a morbid/desperate atmosphere for big part of the movie. An intelligent mix of arthouse and survival horror "the French way".
I have been a big fan of Von Trier, especially his early works and this is some sort of mix of many of his past works and something new. Actors are brilliat. The opening scene strikes were it is supposed to strike and the surreal ending really made me happy.


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Post by: Strömkarlen on March 23, 2010, 09:50:08 AM
I haven't seen Antichrist yet but I'm a big fan of his early films like Europa and Elements of Crime. Riget was also a blast. "Där borta Sverige hugget i granit. Här Danmark utskitet i lera." (Roughly "Over there Sweden cut in stone. Here Denmark crapped out in mud.") I guess you have to be Swede or Dane to really grasp what a up yours that sentence really is in a Danish film.
I couldn't stand Dancer in the dark though and I'm having a hard time with some his later films. I keep hearing rumours that they are having a hard time financing is upcoming film. Lets hope they sort it out soon because I would like to see The Erotic Man. I guess Antichrist didn't do as much money as everybody hoped...


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on March 23, 2010, 10:02:44 AM
I got Element of Crime as gift from one person who's girlfriend works at Criterion. He handed me bag on dvd's when I was in USA. Peeping Tom, Element of Crime, and more. Back then, didn't know most of these movies of the directors or stories behind them. Just filed them into "to be watched" shelves filled with movies yet to be seen. One day I though, well, lets check out this Element of Crime. And I was captured by the unique style of film. Very good one.
Peeping Tom, was already earlier notice to be masterpiece. And saying that, now, when the bag of dvds was handed to me already several years ago, I have couple I have not yet watched.
My movie purchasing is all about opportunity & chance. But my movie watching is all about the mood. I may buy DVD I think I'd like. But then watch it 2-3 years later.
Especially piles of "shock" asia violent action have grown big enough I have not bothered to buy anymore. Should watch some one day..


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 23, 2010, 10:21:28 AM
same here.
I download lots of stuff i can't buy easily and then if it is brilliant I buy it as soon I have a chance.
Play.com gives good stuff for cheap, to not mention supermarkets where you often find umbeliavable stuff for nothing.
I also buy/dl stuff and then wait for the right moment. I choose movies for directors, so if good I try to see all artist's flicks in one go.


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on March 23, 2010, 10:38:19 AM
same here.
I download lots of stuff i can't buy easily and then if it is brilliant I buy it as soon I have a chance.
Play.com gives good stuff for cheap, to not mention supermarkets where you often find umbeliavable stuff for nothing.
I also buy/dl stuff and then wait for the right moment. I choose movies for directors, so if good I try to see all artist's flicks in one go.

It's my movie politics too

By the way, I want to suggest your the Alberto De Martino exorcist style movie with the same name of the last work of Von trier, Antichrist (L'anticristo).
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeYr6YuqvDY
 
The movie can look trash to someone but the plot and some scene are very extreme and enjoyable from filth people!


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 23, 2010, 11:20:55 AM
the opening scene in the sanctuary is legendary


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on March 23, 2010, 11:34:47 AM
the opening scene in the sanctuary is legendary

It's reality. Seen it a couple of times in South Italy when I was veeery young. I mean the fanatism side not the exorcism ;)


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 23, 2010, 11:52:06 AM
It has a direct inspiration from Fellini's "Le notti di Cabiria", when the whores goes toa  similar sanctuary to pray in order to be spared a life on the street.
Even more powerful.

I wrote a track on the "Hysterical" side of alleged exorcised people... but we go off topic.


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Post by: Strömkarlen on March 23, 2010, 04:57:33 PM
Has anyone seen Funeral Parade of Roses by Matsumoto Toshio? Watching this cut-up got me interested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_z35q1N-b0&feature=related


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Post by: P-K on March 23, 2010, 05:42:33 PM
Has anyone seen Funeral Parade of Roses by Matsumoto Toshio? Watching this cut-up got me interested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_z35q1N-b0&feature=related

yes! great movie...retro Japanese crossdressing pre-clubkids :-)


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Post by: yog on March 23, 2010, 05:45:40 PM
Yes, haven't seen it in years but I remember loving it! Recommended


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on March 23, 2010, 05:54:01 PM
Has anyone here seen Martyrs by Pascal Laugier? I don't think it's been mentioned before. Not the greatest French horror film but enjoyable. I had an issue with the way some of the effects were done but the overall premise is interesting.

(http://www.tiff.net/blogs/archivedimages/Blogs%2008/Midnight%20Madness%20Blog/martyrs_poster.jpg)


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on March 23, 2010, 07:57:01 PM
It was in cinema in Lahti maybe.. 1 week? I had heard about it being "brutal", but that's all. I didn't know anything about it, so it was good experience. A lot of the film has to do with the surprise. If you know what's it's about, it's somewhere between nice & merely yawn worthy violence fetishism in modern style. As a kid, I would have probably liked things like Saw type "ultra violence". Nowadays often it seems like waste of time, unless has good story or interesting idea behind it. Martyrs has potential and idea and perhaps even nice ending. But something left me slightly cold. Like the idea, that am I watching some sort of Marilyn Manson music video? Just enough of some goth/scar/chains/hook suspension.... 
Just bring the trashy whores in t-shirts being cut open :P


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 23, 2010, 08:18:52 PM
martyrs is one of the best French flicks of the latest generation.

but as many of these falls in the "horror" category, which is fine by me, but I'd love more twisted masterpieces like the Belgian Calvaire who add something to cinema in general


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on March 23, 2010, 08:34:56 PM
Yeah, I had no idea what it was about when my friend showed it to me so the surprise element really kept me watching. Unfortunately I watched it on a poorly burned DVD-r so the poor quality detracted from it. Sometimes with those poor rips everything just looks that much more fake.


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Post by: Plague Haus on March 23, 2010, 08:40:17 PM
Calvaire was fantastic. The dancing bit in the bar...I had to rewind that a couple of times.

Martyrs was ok, but for French horror, Inside (À l'intérieur) was much better. Béatrice Dalle, something about that gap tooth grin that makes me swoon. Sheitan was fantastic as well. Vincent Cassel makes a very believable psychopath.


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Post by: P-K on March 23, 2010, 08:40:56 PM
Calvaire was great, Belgium's Deliverance

somewone saw Vinyan ? .....was pretty impressed by this Apocalypse Now-like trip through Thailand....


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 24, 2010, 12:46:37 AM
Impressive.
For most part of the movie you are wondering if you are just watching a national geographic documentary with a minimal storyline. Then the kids arrive and everything changes. Not good for those who fall asleep soon, but it's definitely great.


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 24, 2010, 12:51:26 AM
Plague eheh I intended to mention both movies and totally agree. Sheitan is very interesting also for its background of underground film making.
I suggest to watch the extras on the DVD. Kassel explains a lot about its birth.

The dance scene of Calvaire is amongst one of my ten fave movie scenes ever.

I wonder if any of the non-Italians know the most extreme movie of the last years. "Toto' che visse due volte" (Toto' who loved twice)
Possibly the most blasphemous Italian movie ever, full of sick scenes like a real retarded fucking a statue of the holy virgin, an angel getting raped by three extremely fat guys in a garbage dump, christ dissolved into acid and so on.

The movie got a lot of shit from censorship, the vatican, fascists, ecc. devastating experience.





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Post by: moozz on March 24, 2010, 10:15:39 AM
I wonder if any of the non-Italians know the most extreme movie of the last years. "Toto' che visse due volte" (Toto' who loved twice)
Possibly the most blasphemous Italian movie ever, full of sick scenes like a real retarded fucking a statue of the holy virgin, an angel getting raped by three extremely fat guys in a garbage dump, christ dissolved into acid and so on.

Waiting for an international release...


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on March 24, 2010, 10:18:27 AM
Paranoid Park.  Watched yesterday. Vaguely skater movie. 80 minutes film is often interrupted by grainy film footage of urban skaters. Nothing interesting for me really. Story is about troubled kid with parents getting divorced, virgin cheerleader girlfriend not giving pussy, some beer drinking. Low life skaters in this illegal skate place. Some security guard dies in confusing situation. It's struggle of meaningless life, confusion, teenage troubles. Getting pussy, not getting one. Think like toned down and mellow version of some Larry Clark stuff. With more based just on feelings of uncertainty, mental pressure, etc. Only once scene of brutal violent images. One scene of hurried blurry teensex. Movie isn't linear, but goes forward on many levels. You basically see the end scene already quite early. I guess the lazy tempo and plentiness of filler works for this piece, since it really is based only one single incident.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on March 24, 2010, 07:40:10 PM
I like CALVAIRE quite a bit; I have a UK dvd, I think? His jungle film stunk though. Bored me to death. I remember forwarding through it.

That Italian film sounds interesting but very arty. Scenes sound like stuff in SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY which is pretentious as hell.

I haven't seen anythign worth a damn in awhile. HOME MOVIE is pretty good...


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Post by: yog on March 25, 2010, 01:54:38 AM
Best part in Vinyan is at the end when that one kid breaks character and gropes the female lead


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 25, 2010, 10:31:20 AM
yes indeed. the movie seems an arthouse flick and then has this unexpected inter-age cang groping


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Post by: Matthias on March 25, 2010, 01:07:40 PM
Just watched A Prophet, which i liked a lot, and would like recommendations on other good prison films. Besides the more obvious W.I.P flicks and the more well-known Hollywood films.


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Post by: Plague Haus on March 25, 2010, 08:24:51 PM
Paranoid Park.

I loathed that film. That's one that all you need to see is the trailers.


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Post by: P-K on March 26, 2010, 06:52:13 PM
some spring into my mind:

White Of The Eye http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094320/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094320/)
Walkabout  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067959/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067959/)
Blind Beast  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140384/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140384/)
Red Angel http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139820/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139820/)


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Post by: MR STAB on March 30, 2010, 09:36:35 AM
Finally got to see gaspar noe's carne and seul contre tous!! and his porno short sodomites!!
If there was ever a film for the PE genre seul contre tous is it!!
also watched Hundstage wonderful austrian film about suburban blandness!!!


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 01, 2010, 09:06:02 PM
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes. Probably my favorite Herzog film. Klaus Kinski really carries the film, making his characters descent into madness believable. I've heard the filming process was incredibly demanding even violent. I think it shows in the growing tension of the plot/characters. The last half an hour is really excellent, especially when they see the ship in the trees. So surreal. Any one here a fan?

(http://85.214.56.41/movieman/Images/DVD/00006603_AguirreZornGottes_DVD-D-1.jpg)


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Post by: tisbor on April 02, 2010, 12:44:42 PM
yes Aguirre is one of Herzog's best !

i guess filming process was as hard as any other Herzog/Kinski movie..


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Post by: narcolepsia on April 02, 2010, 03:55:16 PM
(http://static.omdb.si/posters/active/364288.jpg)


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Post by: tiny_tove on April 02, 2010, 04:19:59 PM
Fucking brilliant move.
Does anybody know more movies and documentaries (even in Dutch) related to prostitution in Amsterdam? Eespecially if 80's/70's looking?
Or documentaries regarding The Hell's Angels hands on the red light district?


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on April 04, 2010, 11:32:10 AM
Yeah, I should add:
documentaries or good movies about:

-old porn & sex industry showing views of Copenhagen, Amsterdamn, NYC time square
-old new york violence & urban decay. A'la times of '77 blackout.



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Post by: Strömkarlen on April 04, 2010, 10:05:53 PM
Yeah, I should add:
documentaries or good movies about:

-old porn & sex industry showing views of Copenhagen, Amsterdamn, NYC time square
-old new york violence & urban decay. A'la times of '77 blackout.



Was the documentary version of Tales of Times Square ever finished? I remembering some good stuff and the book is a blast.

I remember seeing a film about New York called Death Magazine: or How to Be a Flowerpot. Pretty wild ride from the days when Rosa von Praunheim was "death obsessed". Death Magazine was a tabloid that was published by Al Goldstein in four issue I think. They tried to do what did to sex to death. Didn't worked out that well... Remember scenes from Screw offices with what seems like staged orgy scenes. Some guy getting his dick tattooed, which seemed like really out there in the early eighties when I saw the film. It had the same kind of weirdness that Sweet Movie or WR: Mysteries of the Organism by Dusan Makavejev.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on April 19, 2010, 10:14:59 PM
The Star Chamber 2 euro discount bin in supermarket.
1983 thriller film starring Michael Douglas. Seems like promising thing for me. I'm not really a super enthusiastic fan of most of ultra low budget sleaze. But what I do like, is the 70's and 80's tough semi-mainstream stuff. Typical american movie, with typical american actors, no intent to do anything very special, but still above some lowest level materials.
Men are ugly and harsh looking. Females are slightly trashy. Attitudes are driven by vigilante urges and disappointment in urban decay. Yes thanks.
This movie is about judge, who gets upset about various cases where obviously guilty criminals are let walk free due technical errors in investigation etc. Those strange american law systems which can be used as a game. Like in some shabbily put together TV series, movie goes on case after case, underlining how horrendous crimes are left unpunished. Judge is furious and wants to do something. Later is revealed that there is circle of judges who gather in secret meetings to observe cases where criminals need to be punished and they set death sentences. Hit men go after the criminals and kill them. Justice served.
This newbie judge is slightly shocked, but joins in. Only to realize that the 2 guys he previously had to set free due certain technicalities and later secretly was sentenced to be assasinated were actually not guilty for rapes and production of homosexual childpornography they were accused of. Various of moral dilemma appears and choosing sides, choosing the morally right way to handle everything.
It is ugly, but unpretentious. It is vile, with all the homo childporn producing crack nigger references, junkies, and all that. But it's blunt and direct. It appeals to primitive vigilante urges what everybody always thinks. Some old school american justice in form of handgun and noose.
I remember when much more recent "Stranger In You" came on movies and some newspapers in Finland were condemning it as typical american violence admiration, where vigilante action takes role of heroism. Such a nagging civilizer cultural journalism is probably just the opposite of what I'd say. Vigilante movies = yes thanks!

But lets re-phrase it. Since Law Abiding Citizen 2009... what a load of shit!! A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free... yeah yeah... sounds good. So does the opening parts of baseball bat in the face, and brutal stab and evil glances taken towards young family daughter before she's.. I assume raped and killed. Well. The good things end just about there. Rest is Jamie Foxx twisting his plastic face and razor sharp hair lines into sad distressed expressions. Criminals, judges, lawyers and whatever killed in stupid exaggerated beyond any realism SAW inspired games. Guy is some super smart rich dude, who.... well. I don't even bother to mention more. Just file this under current hollywood crap.

So, lets rewind back to the supermarket 2 euro discount bin. FINALLY, found dvd copy of BETRAYED from 1988. Seen it at least once before from TV, but didn't even remember the name. Very loosely based on the case of THE ORDER. So, what it includes is white supremacist group, who kills the offensive jewish radiohost, commits several bank robberies to finance upcoming war against ZOG. It is drama, including female FBI agent, who is sent to investigate some leads. She falls in love with farmer, who feels like any small town decent upstanding man. Later on, she gets to withness good old jigrun, visits the trainingcamps full of KKK, nazis and other hate groups. Takes part of some of robberies. Many things happen, but in the end, you see betrayal, you see sentimental stories of men with nothing to lose, communities frozen in time, etc..  It doesn't try to tell actual Order story. It just takes some bits from here and there and puts it into new story. There are many powerful moments, but while movie is clearly not glorifying what the group is doing, it's achievement is that it doesn't unnecessarily demonize the characters. Even the most brute hot-headed killers are the upstanding familymen just wanting best for their family and nation. It makes some untypical choises, like presenting scene where one of the main characters gets utterly pissed off at the nazis and their luger dealing business at the white pride meeting. Giving some insight about differences what is nazi and what is plain old freedom fighter. One of the last scenes where main character is ordered by female agent (=her lover) to lower his gun, aimed to target of assasination, and he goes like "what for??", film oozes the atmosphere I personally feel is vital, and similar in this, and the Star Chamber. It is the moment of truth where man simply realizes something must be done, or else there is nothing worth. Even if it means something pretty harsh. In some ways, it's always annoying the see actor, who is famous from another role.. lets say in this movie one of farmers who is known later as father of Frasier in the sitcom of same name.. He goes on about how he is not a bad man. That just something needs to be done. Bank too his farm, vietnam took his son. There's nothing anymore in this life. Glow of burning crosses.
Oh, yes. I choose this type of movie any day, any time, over some GI joe, Law Abiding Citizen, Death Race, Saw, or whatever faggotry I may have had displeasure wasting my time.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on April 19, 2010, 10:22:08 PM
Was the documentary version of Tales of Times Square ever finished? I remembering some good stuff and the book is a blast.

I've only read the original book. I recently got the revised edition of book with additional... hmm 100? 150 pages? Anyways, it is like half thicker now. Got to read it sometime soon, if would just have time.

One of the AVON boxes, I think about the 80's AVON films includes one film which is not the typical roughie sm flavoured dark & sinister sex movie, but more like documentary of Avon theaters. You have annie sprinkle and others as far as I remember. Deep and nasty analfisting of male for audience, live of stage fucking etc. It's been some time since I watched it, but as far as I remember, it was kind of documentary what it was like in Avon threaters at that time. But lasted perhaps 15 minutes?

Anyways, AVON 70's films are often lame, but when going to 80's, they are pretty much pure gold. Quite short (15-60 mins) feature films with real acting, plot, etc. but hardcore sex. Themes always brutal. Incest. Abuse. Rape. Sadism. Violence. And when Avon did these films by themselves for their own theaters, for audience to jerk off. It's not like they'd be roughies with some erotic tone, but explicit hardcore porn, with roughie exploitation mentality. I have so many of the avon films, I haven't even watched half. Should take some session for it.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 20, 2010, 01:54:33 AM
Yeah, STAR CHAMBER is good. I've seen it a few times.

Mikko, track down BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA. You'll love it.

HARDCORE with George C. Scott is a nice one.

Clint Eastwood's classic film, DIRTY HARRY, is fairly brutal. The killer murders a teen girl around 13. When her corpse is discovered, you get full frontal nudity when they pull her out of a hole.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 20, 2010, 02:46:33 AM
Dirty Harry has some classic scenes and pretty much any old Clint Eastwood movie where he plays a hard ass who doesn't give a damn can be enjoyed.

Last weekend I watched the British film Scum. Don't know if it's been mentioned on the thread before but speaking of hard asses Ray Winston does great job kicking the shit out of fellow inmates.


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Post by: narcolepsia on April 20, 2010, 03:26:52 AM
Dirty Harry has some classic scenes and pretty much any old Clint Eastwood movie where he plays a hard ass who doesn't give a damn can be enjoyed.

Last weekend I watched the British film Scum. Don't know if it's been mentioned on the thread before but speaking of hard asses Ray Winston does great job kicking the shit out of fellow inmates.

nice call on "scum", fantastic film ! "where´s yer tool ?"

I enjoy most of his stuff, "christine",  "elephant", "the road", "psy-warriors" etc... must rewatch "made in britain", haven´t seen it in a while

one of my all time favourite directors for sure

any more recommendations for british nihilism ?


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Post by: Sadomaniac on April 20, 2010, 06:19:56 AM
Alan Clarke is an excellent director; Scum, Made in Britain & The Firm are all brilliant. Maybe obvious titles, but more British nihilism: Nil by Mouth, The Warzone, Meantime, Tony... directors such as Mike Leigh and Ken Loach.

Big fan of vigilante films also - The Exterminator 1 & 2 are both great and Ghetto Blaster is decent. Death Sentence (2007) starring Kevin Bacon was a nice, somewhat violent surprise for a big budget Hollywood flick.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on April 20, 2010, 08:31:47 AM
HARDCORE with George C. Scott is a nice one.

Yeah, this is great. I have dvd. Curiously Finnish TV showed it like 1-2 months ago. I remember when I saw it perhaps 10-15 years ago in TV, didn't remember name. Found cheap, like 5$ DVD from Tower records in NYC. Never seen Finnish edition.

That is exactly the best type of movies. Dirty Harry and other such "obvious" films I have seen. Any huge or semi-big, probably seen it.


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Post by: tiny_tove on April 20, 2010, 11:16:59 AM
Hardcore, Cruising, Taxi Driver, Midnight Cowboy, China Blue, Maniac, New York Ripper... the streets never looked so fascinatingly dirty...


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Post by: halthan on April 20, 2010, 12:40:42 PM
"Rise of the footsoldier"


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Post by: THE RITA HN on April 22, 2010, 09:22:50 AM
Quote
Hardcore, Cruising, Taxi Driver, Midnight Cowboy, China Blue, Maniac, New York Ripper... the streets never looked so fascinatingly dirty...

these european titles immediately come to mind:

TEENAGE PROSTITUTION RACKET (1975 Dir. Carlo Lizzani)
SAVAGE THREE (1975 Dir. Vittorio Salerno)
VIOLENCE FOR KICKS (1975 Dir. Sergio Grieco)
RAPE (1978 Dir. Pierre Chevalier)
CALLING ALL POLICE CARS (1975 Dir. Mario Caiano)


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Post by: Plague Haus on April 22, 2010, 05:45:00 PM
"Rise of the footsoldier"

Been curios about that one. Might be time to give it a go. I can't remember who mentioned "Tony", but that was great, a serial killer so shat on you're actually glad when he kills someone.


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Post by: Matthias on April 22, 2010, 06:06:16 PM
TEENAGE PROSTITUTION RACKET (1975 Dir. Carlo Lizzani)

Been trying to find this with english audio for quite some time now, anyone who can help?


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Post by: yog on May 04, 2010, 12:35:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8O_Ot-wCIg

"Documentary film ReindeerSpotting is a documentary film of a group of young guys living in Rovaniemi, Arctic Circle, dabbling in petty crime and hard drugs. One of them, Jani, has lost five years of his life and two fingers to his debotators. He wants to leave Lapland and his old life behind. Robbing a supermarket is a start for his getaway. A few years back a documentarist, Joonas Neuvonen, was a young men living on social welfare, using drugs on daily basis. He started to film his friends and their life. This is the story of Jani."

Looks pretty interesting


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on May 04, 2010, 06:55:20 AM
This was big news in Finland.
I think most of the guys did make it fine. This is old footage what was compiled years later when at least some of them already got cleaned up. Document got K-18 rating here for supposedly drug use glorification etc. While some critics say it seems absurd, since film is very frank about the consequences. Didn't go to see it in theaters, but maybe when dvd is out..

There is finnish document film company who did document of their own past as abusers of mobile phone bubble. Getting millions worth of funding from all the big companies to create content for quite primitive phones of the time. Just fancy sales speeches while the actual substance of games was pretty much rock-paper-scissors type of utmost simplicity. Company focused more of using money on wild parties of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.  There existed already trailers of their future documents like some about Finnish rap music and perhaps more interesting the SHOCKTILT document, of the Finnish hardrock band, including their homosexual manager killing and eating penis of the band member, heh..  This is the band where name of Styggelse's magazine took name. I don't know if document was ever published/finished. Narrition is with very much broken finnish accent and little bit clumsy.


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Post by: kettu on May 05, 2010, 10:27:18 AM
went to see valhalla rising and it was the best thing ive seen in a long time. slow moving and really purdy to see. it had a lot of quiet moments so id advice to go see it when theres a chance there wont be that many people in the theatre.

if only they made alien vs predator in this way instead of hollywood cheese the world would be a better place.



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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on June 25, 2010, 04:54:35 PM
HELLRIDE (2008)
pretty new movie produced by Tarantino. from Larry Bishop, under banner of riding with fame of Tarantino.
It's modern day biker movie, which includes very little of anything else but bikers engaging in violence, death and sex. There is a decent story and certain amount of surprices. It doesn't try to be pulp fiction or anything like that. Simply allows itself to be low expectation movie of sex and violence. And it works. Perhaps even better than Death Proof ! Certain amount of nice dialogue, from all the guys known from Tarantino movies.
I wasn't sure if I want to see it, but luckily I did. If directors would just drop the bullshit, and aim for genre movies for lowest interests, I'd be ready to pay for tickets to cinema! This is better than just about everything that actually made it to big screen in Finland in recent years? And, it didn't require much.

And now... after almost day wasted on movies, xxx and noise.. to celebrate midsummer :P


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Post by: ATosna on June 27, 2010, 11:30:07 AM

Mikko, track down BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA. You'll love it.

HARDCORE with George C. Scott is a nice one.


Random asides...

"Bastard Out of Carolina" is surprisingly brutal, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, considering who was involved (director, actors) and what American cable channel they intended it to be played on. I sampled and tape manipulated a few scenes for an upcoming comp, I must say.

Will also continue the praise for "Hardcore". Have to say the depiction of the town in Michigan which it takes place will be funny to anyone that lives around there now. Not such a clean and innocent shithole these days. But, Still accurate that every white person there is Christian Reformed and has a Dutch surname.



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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 28, 2010, 09:07:56 PM
REcent Aussie film, THE HORSEMAN, is pretty good. Father gets violent revenge on the pornographers afte rhis daughter dies.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on June 29, 2010, 02:14:14 AM
Was just thinking of this Japanese flick earlier today
Ooru naito rongu 3: Saishuu-shô - All Night Long 3
The first two in the series are alright but this one really takes the cake. An awkward bellboy at a Japanese love motel turns stalker, sifting through women's trash to understand their lives and then things turn nasty. Humans=Garbage is basically the moral. Not the regular Japanese shock film, but plenty violent and nasty.


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Post by: Unheard on July 03, 2010, 11:21:23 PM
Srdjan Spasojevic's   A SERBIAN FILM


Mladen Diordjevič's  LIFE AND DEATH OF A PORNO GANG


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Post by: narcolepsia on July 05, 2010, 01:52:13 AM
during weekend :

"l´ordre" jean-daniel pollet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SzdYRj6GmY

"blue movie" alberto cavallone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDb4kSkQwNU

"l´uomo, la donna e la bestia" alberto cavallone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6AvWWBVzN0&feature=related


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Post by: Scale on July 05, 2010, 03:08:13 AM

I wonder if any of the non-Italians know the most extreme movie of the last years. "Toto' che visse due volte" (Toto' who loved twice)
Possibly the most blasphemous Italian movie ever, full of sick scenes like a real retarded fucking a statue of the holy virgin, an angel getting raped by three extremely fat guys in a garbage dump, christ dissolved into acid and so on.

The movie got a lot of shit from censorship, the vatican, fascists, ecc. devastating experience.
through a very peculiar set of circumstances, I've seen this film and I consider it a huge achievement. I was staying in a squat in Berlin and there was a terrific edition which had a lot of support material and extras so not only was I able to see a fascinating (and actually rather funny) film but I learnt a lot about the censoring and reaction that it caused.

There's LOTS of reasons to enjoy it, but I have never quite recovered from the homeless chap's ecstatic reaction to an unfurling horse erection - not only is it funny, but it's so beautifully shot. The whole fim is equisite to look at, lifting it out of the realms of mere shock value (not that there's anything wrong with shock) into an altogether more exciting realm. As to the blasphemous nature of it,  I'm not religous and being an Australain, religion is not the issue it might be Italy, so of course I'm not going to to truly get the film's impact in that sphere, but it was still fantastic.

I might go and watch it again now that you mention it.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 06, 2010, 01:59:03 AM
GRAPHIC SEXUAL HORROR docu on the site, Insex, is being released in August by Synapse Films.

Synapse has a bunch of Nikkatsu films too including RAPE! I thought it was reported a few films would get released each year but I haven't seen any titles for '10.

HORROR HIGH aka TWISTED BRAIN will beout from Code Red along with... NIGHTMARE (In a Damaged Brain)! Finally!!! Late '10; doesn't sound like it'll be a high-end dvd as all the prints used/found were beat up.

DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW will be out soon too. Pretty cool tv horror.


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Post by: Sadomaniac on July 07, 2010, 02:41:04 PM
REcent Aussie film, THE HORSEMAN, is pretty good. Father gets violent revenge on the pornographers afte rhis daughter dies.

Thanks for the tip, just watched this tonight and it really is excellent!


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on July 07, 2010, 09:22:39 PM
Few days ago, was reading newspaper, which was telling about recent Mel Gibson "scandal", where he supposedly had threaten ex-wife about burning her house and also quoted to say "If group of niggers would rape you, it would be all your fault" (excuse lack of exact phrase, since I read only Finnish translation). Well, same evening I decided to rent the lastest Mel Gibson dvd, just to honor his talent to piss off people with drunken racial slurs, haha..
Edge of Darkness (2010). Straight to dvd title in Finland, that I heard nobody talk about. It is pretty decent topical action/thriller type of thing. Government conspiracy, radioactive poisoning, some decent violent bursts. Paranoia. For 2€ rental, fine.
But before the film itself, saw trailer of Harry Brown (2009). Michael Caine as old vigilante with payback to all criminal street trash. Seemed good based on trailer, and due theme that never gets old. Got to see where to get it..


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Post by: Harvest on July 08, 2010, 07:20:17 AM
I can only say that mel has a terrible boston accent and he used the phrase "pack of niggers"


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Post by: linxtyx on July 08, 2010, 10:06:14 AM
Yesterday I came into this movie, called Martyrs (2008). Built by French.
At first I thought it will be one-more silly-built torment movie. But it wasn't. Everything goes about child abuse & revenge. Well...finally everything turns out to be about organization who seeks to know what will be after death in the way of recruiting martyrs, tormenting them to the deadly line. It looks like good idea for bad movie to turn out, BUT I liked that the main idea doesn't overcome superbly visualized violence. Anyway, movie is quite nothing that haven't been showed yet, but really worth watching...  


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Post by: tisbor on July 08, 2010, 05:54:22 PM
Quote
I can only say that mel has a terrible boston accent and he used the phrase "pack of niggers"

i wonder what he felt acting in all the Lethal Weapons


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Post by: heretogo on July 10, 2010, 08:34:58 AM
Here's the Mel Gibson audio

http://perezhilton.com/2010-07-09-explosive-the-first-tape-of-meltdowns-racist-rants-released (http://perezhilton.com/2010-07-09-explosive-the-first-tape-of-meltdowns-racist-rants-released)

A lovely fellow, hah...

(edit): Btw, I like how it's called a "Mel Gibson tape" even though I'm sure it has been in digital format from the start...


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Post by: heretogo on July 13, 2010, 08:33:56 AM
More PE vocals, better than most I've heard...

http://perezhilton.com/2010-07-12-more-mel-gibson-ranting-leaked-threatens-to-kill-baby-momma (http://perezhilton.com/2010-07-12-more-mel-gibson-ranting-leaked-threatens-to-kill-baby-momma)


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on July 13, 2010, 09:05:54 AM
It's brutal!
It often seems as many good actors don't really "act" that much, just put themselves into setting where they can let themselves be themselves for little while. Even if cameras are rolling.
"I don't need police! I take care of my things!"


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Post by: MT on July 13, 2010, 09:24:28 AM
That was great!!! The distortion by phone made it sound even better. Made my day much better in this scorching heat.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 13, 2010, 07:47:31 PM
I liked his line about burning down the house but first she has to blow him. There's some gut-busting lines from him!


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Post by: WATERPOWER on July 15, 2010, 03:47:11 PM
I prefer the one about bending over backwards with his balls in a knot. Really digging that we're slowly getting pieces of the tape over the span of days. I have something to look forward to!


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Post by: Unheard on July 16, 2010, 10:16:41 AM
I liked his line about burning down the house but first she has to blow him. There's some gut-busting lines from him!

eheheeheh that's also my favorite. Sex, violence and a darkened kind of humour


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Post by: tiny_tove on July 19, 2010, 08:05:21 AM
Serbian Film
It does what it says. The bad reputation is well deserved, a must see for everyone. Long live Serbia.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on July 19, 2010, 09:30:27 AM
there is already a PE track by project MELHOUSE in youtube. Sadly vocals not loud enough in mix, and the sound is not very good. They should have taken for example Wriggle like fucking eel instrumental and pasted over the vocals, heh..

But about movies, when you think of name Martin Scorsese, you think all the classics a'la Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, etc...   Decided to check out The Shutter Island. It starts pretty interesting. Nazi deathcamp flashbacks, clandestine 40's mental institute in remote island. Nutcases, dangerous criminals. Investigation about some dubious case. Already in about middle of movie, you suddenly get this feeling of "oh, so this is THIS story again". It's ok, but kind of used thing. Better not to know the spoiler in advance, since it really will spoil the "surprises" of movie. At least beginning works, but it starts to fall apart in the end.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on July 19, 2010, 03:55:17 PM
Last week I saw Amer directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, a modern-day homage to Giallo films. I didn't know quite what to expect by the previews but the movie was definitely slower than most giallo films I've seen. While it drags a little in the middle I though the first and last half hour were definitely worth the price of admission. There's a unique style of cinematography and use of colour too which make the film very visually stimulating and the sound design is also very sparse and exact. I think some people may be disappointed by the small body count, but there's definitely a lot to enjoy here.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 19, 2010, 06:21:58 PM
SERBIAN FILM sounds interesting simply b/c it's Serbian. Hopefully a  dvd rel will happen in the near future. I guess there's another very violent film based on the pack of Eastern European murderers who filmed their crimes? Synapse Films will be releasing it next year. I can't remember the title...

SHUTTER ISLAND is ok. I'd read the book so knew the ending already. I thought the movie was ok but could have used some editing to move the pace along.


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Post by: yog on July 20, 2010, 12:23:06 AM
Pixote (1981)
Young runaways in Sao Paulo. Crime, drugs, prostitution... Pretty grim


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Post by: tiny_tove on July 21, 2010, 08:13:13 AM
SERBIAN FILM sounds interesting simply b/c it's Serbian. Hopefully a  dvd rel will happen in the near future. I guess there's another very violent film based on the pack of Eastern European murderers who filmed their crimes? Synapse Films will be releasing it next year. I can't remember the title...


no Idea, I have read good things about HUMAN ZOO, with the same actress featured in SF as the -stunning- wife


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 21, 2010, 08:04:40 PM
LIFE & DEATH OF A PORNO GANG is what I was thinking about. Read it here:

http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45163&highlight=serbian+film (http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45163&highlight=serbian+film)


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on July 21, 2010, 09:54:54 PM
That played last week at the Danger After Dark festival in Philly but I couldn't make it because I was out of town. Definitely looks interesting. Annoyed that I couldn't make it.


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Post by: sperm+killing on July 22, 2010, 02:07:15 AM
That played last week at the Danger After Dark festival in Philly but I couldn't make it because I was out of town. Definitely looks interesting. Annoyed that I couldn't make it.

I really regret missing that and "Dogtooth". I did get to see the uncut screening of "Enter the Void", but was rather underwhelmed by it. Might give it another chance though when the IFC run happens.

"Harry Brown" mentioned a few pages back was okay, as far as slick exploitation goes. Gets ridiculous as expected, but I liked the focus on intense atmosphere at a few points, like in one extended scene at a drug den. Loudest gun shots I've ever heard in a theater too.


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Post by: Levas on July 28, 2010, 11:53:04 AM
The child I never was (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0355683/) - Nice somewhat arthouse pseudo-documentary about Jürgen Bartsch who'd killed and molested several boys at age 15-20. Dirty movie and not boring. His confessions mixed with re-performed acts of his killings and so on. Felt like reading a lighter version of some Sotos book. Interesting thoughts, view of the world and so on. Homosexuality, lust for blood and corpses and so on. Done really nicely. Recommended.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 28, 2010, 07:43:21 PM
WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? - Amazing!

Has anyone seen THE RED RIDING TRILOGY? I saw a trailer for the 3 British tv movies soon to get a dvd rel. in the U.S. & they look very promising.


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Post by: Harvest on July 28, 2010, 09:39:45 PM
WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? - Amazing!

Has anyone seen THE RED RIDING TRILOGY? I saw a trailer for the 3 British tv movies soon to get a dvd rel. in the U.S. & they look very promising.

i was lucky enough to catch it at the local art theater played all through for 8 hours. first 2 are great 3rd is dirtiest but a lot of bullshit sentimentality flashbacks at the end.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on July 29, 2010, 06:07:40 PM
I don't think Der Untergang (Downfall) has been mentioned before. Watched this again last night. An interesting and mostly objective look at the last week in the Führer's bunker.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on July 31, 2010, 04:51:16 PM
Just watched French (don't hold that against it) war film Days of Glory (Indigènes) about the African volunteers who fought for France during WWII. An OK film with enough intrigue not to be braindead and enough battle scenes to keep me interested. Since it's Saturday I broke out the Laphroaig and saluted them all as they died one by one. VIVE LA MORT, VIVE LA GUERRE!

Later today: La Grande Bouffe! Four French (don't hold that aginst them) middle aged and well to do men hole themselves up in a villa where they eat, drink and fuck themselves to death. It'll work well with the traditional Saturday pancakes.

Cheers!


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Post by: tisbor on August 02, 2010, 04:22:53 AM
La Grand Bouffe is one of the best movies ever ! 120 Days Of Sodom with self-destruction and food .


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on August 07, 2010, 07:47:36 PM
I did see the similarities between La Grande Bouffe and 120 Days. Personally I much prefer LGB to Pasolini's film which I always thought was rubbish!


(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR1QIc4dK6yTUPIv-xgAU8CmuaN98dJ3i7omn1MX9qPVih1UY8&t=1&usg=__uAj5zi-HeljDOvJ_aEOWEtJMg1k)

Today I watched a film about envy and its consequences, called Beau Travail, set in the French Foreign Legion. I haven't made my mind up if it's a masterpiece or just plain boring. The menopausal old witch (Claire Denis) who directed it must've rubber herself silly from the sight of the young muscular alpha males in the film because there is a lot of focus on their sweaty naked bodies performing strenuous work. Must have been a breath of fresh air from the wine sipping fags she endures on a daily basis in her line of work. Either way, it ends in both triumph and despair and wasn't a complete waste of my time.

Her latest film White Material about white farmers in Africa has upset a few PC lefty wankers and as such could be worth checking out. It features Isabel Huppert in the lead which doesn't lessen its prospects. More on that later.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 07, 2010, 08:37:57 PM
Watched THE BURNING last night. Def one of my fave slasher films along with THE PROWLER, NEW YORK RIPPER, PIECES, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, NIGHTMARE, & THE BAY OF BLOOD (need that Bava boxset. Actually, need both).


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on August 08, 2010, 02:01:06 PM
Having watched VALHALLA RISING yesterday I realise how Beau Travail actually was a waste of my time. VR is, next to Hunger, the best film I've seen this year. Like Apocalypse Now set in viking times. Evil!

(http://jabcatmovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/valhalla_rising.jpg)


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 11, 2010, 06:37:51 AM
Just watched Valhalla Rising. Unfortunately a mediocre torrent/avi file so the image quality was sacrificed a bit. But really, really good. The sound design and building music especially in a few key scenes worked perfectly with the content. Highly recommended.


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Post by: tiny_tove on August 11, 2010, 09:54:06 AM
any Refn's movie is good!


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Post by: halthan on August 11, 2010, 08:48:30 PM
Watched today "Made In Britain", (again), it´s such a classic. Almost as good as Clockwork Orange (best movie ever made). For finnish ppl i´d recommend "Rumble", weird road movie, including Loiri, T Korpela. Pretty absurd stuff


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 11, 2010, 09:00:14 PM
VALHALLA RISING is the same director as the PUSHER trilogy & BLEEDER, right? Those I liked esp. 3rd PUSHER film & BLEEDER (no U.S. rel. for this film). A review of V.R. I read seemed sort of hit or miss but I'll check it out if my local store has it for rent.

I get to see CENTURION later this month on a HD movie channel. The thing I saw on it def maks it look interesting & pretty violent. Neil Marshall, director of DOG SOLDIERS & THE DESCENT. I like both of those but DOOMSDAY sucked.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 12, 2010, 02:04:50 AM
The negative reviews of Valhalla Rising I read seemed that the reviewers were missing the point or expecting something very different. People expecting Hollywood balls out action may be disappointed but then again that's not the point.


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Post by: Strömkarlen on August 12, 2010, 09:57:43 AM
VALHALLA RISING is the same director as the PUSHER trilogy & BLEEDER, right?

Same guy. Did anyone see Fear X? Refns adventure in the US that made him so broke that he had to make Pusher II and III to clear his debts. Not that I'm complaining I like them.

Not that I think it is any good but have anyone seen the Miss Marple: Nemesis film Refn directed?


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Post by: P-K on August 12, 2010, 03:24:59 PM
Fear X was pretty good imho, solid acting....bit Twin Peaks-like eerie, never gets fully explained, some great photography, good soundtrack (Eno?)


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Post by: tiny_tove on August 12, 2010, 03:49:17 PM
yes fear x goes in the "postindustrial" movies section for the atmosphere. pure isolationism and damn good eno soundtrack.
an obvious hommage to lynch although with a much colder eye despite the constant shades of red.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 12, 2010, 10:56:15 PM
I rented FEAR X but remember nothing about it. I do remember not really liking it; wasn't it written or based on something by Hubert Selby Jr?
 


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Post by: ABISSO on August 13, 2010, 02:41:53 AM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:tCYRf_ldqYT0gM:http://interact.barks.jp/image/users/1000052407/USER_IMAGE.jpg&t=1)

what you think about this creepy movie?


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 17, 2010, 03:45:28 PM
The Proposition is one of my all-time favorites. I remember hearing it was the best Western since Unforgiven which I'd agree with. The awesome landscape shots in Valhalla Rising reminded me very much of the Proposition. And both only have minimal but effective dialogue, letting the images speak for themselves.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on August 17, 2010, 08:46:52 PM
I think there are some messages about Gummo earlier in topic.
Haven't had much time to watch any movies lately.


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Post by: Tenebracid on August 18, 2010, 12:36:40 AM
a serbian film (2010), lives up to the hype.


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Post by: halthan on August 29, 2010, 01:50:48 PM
"Slaughtered Vomit Dolls"
Weird and disturbing movie. Somethinking like between Gummo and Richard Kern films, but way more freakier.
Includes good doses of despair, humiliation and pain (and of course vomiting). Soundtrack gets also quite noisy sometimes.
Highly recommended


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Post by: Unheard on August 29, 2010, 03:17:09 PM
"Slaughtered Vomit Dolls"
Weird and disturbing movie. Somethinking like between Gummo and Richard Kern films, but way more freakier.
Includes good doses of despair, humiliation and pain (and of course vomiting). Soundtrack gets also quite noisy sometimes.
Highly recommended

mmmm i've found this movie a bit overrated and disappointing (just like August Underground and Murder Set Pieces). Nice girl and nice idea (mixing vomit porn and splatter gore) but the actual movie is rather poor


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Post by: P-K on August 29, 2010, 07:39:25 PM
Murder Set Pieces

ok, but it was good to see a lo-fi Nazi-slasher after the loads & loads of Saw-related easy-watching


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Post by: tiny_tove on August 30, 2010, 01:21:08 PM
"where the wild things are", not perfect but creepy


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 30, 2010, 11:02:38 PM
Neil Marshall's CENTURION is pretty good. Lots of violence but too much cgi blood spatter and one incredibly savage head-chopping. Probably be nice ina theater for the landscapes in the film.

I caught the end of a trailer for VALHALLA RISING & it looked rather interesting. Will check it out once it hits dvd here.


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Post by: halthan on September 05, 2010, 07:20:52 AM
Murder Set Pieces

ok, but it was good to see a lo-fi Nazi-slasher after the loads & loads of Saw-related easy-watching
Murder Set Pieces was pretty lame comedy. Gotta see the new Moomin movie, i bet it´s a killer


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on September 12, 2010, 11:16:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdjFcoe2950

Anyone know it? Looking very interestings to our tastes


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Post by: Sadomaniac on September 12, 2010, 01:50:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdjFcoe2950

Anyone know it? Looking very interestings to our tastes

The Poughkeepsie Tapes is a lame faux snuff flick/mockumentary in the vein of the August Underground series. Couldn't say I'd recommend it.


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Post by: MR STAB on September 14, 2010, 09:56:53 PM
Valhalla Rising is probably one of the most bleak and brutal films i have seen in ages! Not much dialogue but the photography and the atmosphere is just sheer bleakness!
I also watched A serbian film which is just so fucked up i couldnt beleive what i was watching!!


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on September 15, 2010, 08:37:17 AM
I might be a bit behind everyone but I've just watched Men Behind The Sun... just incredible. Now I need to see his films Lost Souls and Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre.

Black Sun is highly recommended. 


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Post by: MT on September 15, 2010, 11:31:09 AM
Philosophy of a Knife is a good one too on that subject. Great soundtrack, great lenght!


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Post by: kettu on September 18, 2010, 03:41:19 PM
watched book of eli yesterday. it was basically xtian propaganda but I liked it anyhow. same directors did from hell I believe. good mad max style flick. it featured tom waits as "general goods" strore keeper.


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Post by: Sadomaniac on September 19, 2010, 06:58:10 AM
Surprised no-one's mentioned this forthcoming film by one of cinema's most notorious directors yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS8E71RUOLU

Hah, looks promising! I'm a fan of Amoklauf and also enjoyed his recent flick Rampage (which is almost an updated remake).


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on September 26, 2010, 01:05:29 AM
More Nazi porn?


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on September 27, 2010, 01:10:12 PM
Watching the Aussie film THE PROPOSITION now. I'm a HUGE fan of this film; prob not another film made in the last 8 or so years that is as gritty n' filthy. You can choke on the dust, feel the heat of the Outback, & smell the rank characters. Excellant dialouge too esp from John Hurt's character (about the Irish: "Never has there been a finer race of man who has peeled a potatoe" and "What's an Irishman but a nigger turned inside out"!). Nick Cave's soundtrack is excellant too. Would love to have it on vinyl if it exists. If you're a fan of brutal westerns, this is a MUST-SEE/MUST-WON.

I think it's is by the same guy who did Ghost's of the Civil Dead. A film I haven't seen yet. The Proposition is everything I want from a Western. Dark, violent, brooding and forboding with a cast of solid actors all the way.

You won't regret seeing Valhalla Rising! Well, at least you shouldn't. If you do there's something wrong with you.

Moving on to another Dane. Me and the woman sat down and devoured Antichrist the other week. Probably in terms of sheer darkness and despair the heaviest film I've ever seen. I will have to revisit it many times before coming close to digesting it properly and I have no doubt each time will be as challenging and taxing as the first. At times I was gasping for breath or rather found myself breathing out of sync. Von Trier is in a league of his own!


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on September 27, 2010, 03:01:53 PM
...Ghost's of the Civil Dead. A film I haven't seen yet.

Do so immediately! Excellent movie, even Nick Cave's cameo couldn't fuck it up. And when you've finished with it, try "Everynight, Everynight", also starring David Field (one of the main actors in "Ghosts") and also a prison movie, but even grimmer.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 28, 2010, 05:50:50 PM
BAADER MEINHOF KOMPLEX dvd
pretty good german movie about RAF. Been told its pretty accurate, yet hard to say exactly how truthfully everything is intended to cover, since it's movie, not a document.

LAST TRAIN TO FREO dvd
whole movie happens in one train cart. 5.. or perhaps 6 people if you count one few seconds appearance. Full of entertaining dialogue, white trash, tensions of expected violent outburts, but in the end most of all just kind of clever story with unexpected turns. Pretty much just the opposite of:

FUNNY GAMES US dvd
I was told this is like Clockwork Orange of modern days. Perhaps. Perhaps not! It is at the same time interesting in its hopeless and brutal story, yet also includes elements so typical to modern day nihilistic ultraviolence, that there hardly is moments of horror or actual thrill. Just dull in your face stuff. Perhaps point worth to mention is good use of NAKED CITY song in the movie, proving that bizarre and noisy underground music could well fit instead of cheesy synth muzak and orchestration.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 06, 2010, 06:14:19 PM
7 DAYS- French/Canadian film that's a bit like sticking Richard Kimble (name?) from THE FUGITIVE in THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. 7 DAYS isn't an exploitation film nor is it especially arty but the torture scenes are BRUTAL. COLD. DISPASSIONATE. Add this next to THE HORSEMAN for one of the year's best films. Mash every film ripping off the crappy HOSTEL/SAW films together and they still won't be as intense as the first sledgehammer blow in 7 DAYS.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 07, 2010, 02:49:55 AM
Watched the first part of the Red Riding trilogy the other day. Not quite what I expected, having very little to do with the Yorkshire Ripper and more a tale of corruption, police brutality and rancid local politics. But then all of those subjects can and do make an interesting and good film. There's solid acting and the script is pretty good too. Recommended.

Anxious to see the next two.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 07, 2010, 04:59:29 AM
I watched all 3 RED RIDING films back toback. Yeah, nothing to do w/Sutcliffe. The 1st film is the best for action. 2nd I barely remember & the 3rd is pretty good. I wouldn't mind seeing them again but not worth owning unless purchased dirt cheap. Very impressive for tv movies (I think?).


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Post by: Harvest on October 07, 2010, 06:47:49 PM
yes TV made into movie. LOVED all 3 got to see them back to back to back at my local theater. sutcliffe was in the ad i read, but he was nothing more then a bit role.  good neo-noir films none the less


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 08, 2010, 01:05:27 AM
Oh yeah. The 3rd film touches on Sutcliffe after he's caught.

Anyone checked out 7 DAYS?


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Post by: A.R.GH on October 09, 2010, 07:49:24 PM
I watched "The road"(2009) a couple of days ago
bleaker than I expected, one of the best "end of the world" movies i've seen thus far


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Post by: pontifx on October 10, 2010, 12:35:50 AM
I watched "The road"(2009) a couple of days ago
bleaker than I expected, one of the best "end of the world" movies i've seen thus far

based on the book by mccarthy?

fantastic book. recommendation.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 10, 2010, 11:36:11 AM
yeah, based on book. Pretty good movies. Nothing gets explained. And it offers no hope. Just apocalyptic misery.

Watched celebrated movie Squid & Whale. Perhaps drama comedy? It is humoristic, yet no slapstick humor. You basically just get humor out of it if you like little boys smearing their school with cum, akward teenage sex, problems of pretentious artists. Sleaze of teacher/student erotic affair. And so on. It's not something like "Happiness" for example, nothing so harsh and offensive, but good writing and credible character.


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Post by: A.R.GH on October 11, 2010, 01:43:12 AM
yeah! I automatically get interestd in reading the book, good to have some opinions on that


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 17, 2010, 04:34:28 PM
before the film itself, saw trailer of Harry Brown (2009). Michael Caine as old vigilante with payback to all criminal street trash. Seemed good based on trailer, and due theme that never gets old. Got to see where to get it..

Rented it finally. Good film. White thrash drug dealing thugs. Make mess for too long. Old veteran goes into killing mode. It says "action/drama" on back, but the action is all pretty realistic. No bullshit kung-fu fights and slow motion bullet dodging. Just quick kills with small handgun or knife.
It seems like thing that would be either happening as we speak, or to be common phenomena in decayed urban neighborhoods of western cities.


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Post by: RyanWreck on October 18, 2010, 10:08:32 AM
Cruising

Love this movie. It was actually one of the first crime dramas I ever seen, before Silence of the Lambs and a million others. The dark vibe carried through-out isn't seen in many movies anymore, the only other one I can think of that did this well is Seven which isn't that great of a movie. The ending wasn't clear to me until I had a chance to read the book some 10 years after seeing this movie for the first time.

You also mentioned Hubley's Hardcore, which is pretty good. Have you seen Vice Squad? Better than all of the other attempts at the same thing.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on October 20, 2010, 05:49:43 PM
before the film itself, saw trailer of Harry Brown (2009). Michael Caine as old vigilante with payback to all criminal street trash. Seemed good based on trailer, and due theme that never gets old. Got to see where to get it..

Rented it finally. Good film. White thrash drug dealing thugs. Make mess for too long. Old veteran goes into killing mode. It says "action/drama" on back, but the action is all pretty realistic. No bullshit kung-fu fights and slow motion bullet dodging. Just quick kills with small handgun or knife.
It seems like thing that would be either happening as we speak, or to be common phenomena in decayed urban neighborhoods of western cities.

I would describe it as a British kitchen sink take on Death Wish. Not 100% convincing but definitely good enough. Long retired marine Harry Brown (Michael Caine) is a lonely old man with a boring life on a rough council estate somewhere in London. When walking home pissed from the pub one night he's attacked by members of the chav gang who are terrorising the area and he acts on pure and very unexpected instinct. It kicks off from there. Where Charles Bronson was tough and always on top, Caine is a tired, old and scared man who stumbles on an unexpected opportunity and runs with it. This film is not a masterpiece but well worth watching. I have fantasized about doing what Harry does many times!


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 20, 2010, 09:10:02 PM
"Have you seen Vice Squad?"

Blink, motherfucker, and you'll die in the dark!


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 20, 2010, 09:37:12 PM
Watched Scanners again twice this week. Still holds up well and puts the latest Cronenberg films to shame. Also I wish Michael Ironside was in more movies. His hard-ass characters always steal the show.


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Post by: A.R.GH on October 23, 2010, 10:59:21 PM
3 días (stupidly "translated" to english as "Before the fall"...) (2008)
Spanish apocalyptic movie, 72 hours for the impact with the earth, a serial killer gets in the middle, everyone get's fucked. Good.


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Post by: jake on October 26, 2010, 05:20:34 AM
Amer: Sold (to me anyways) as a Giallo homage and it definitely has that element, but far artier and esoteric. I loved the non-Giallo beginning: extremely sparse dialogue focus on sound. Very moody. Thought the last few minutes were unnecessary; wish it would have ended after the first "kill". Well worth the time/effort.
Curious what others thought of it. My wife hated it. 


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 26, 2010, 05:08:04 PM
Saw Amer over the summer, really enjoyed it. I especially liked the use of colour in the first part and the use of sound in the last. I felt like the film was an exercise in minimalism and atmosphere and it really pulled it off. Been trying to find it on DVD to no avail.


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Post by: narcolepsia on November 07, 2010, 05:43:52 PM
was reading U-Bahn issue where there is an article with some info and screenshots of the COUP DE GRACE FILMS..were this ever released publically ? has anyone here seen them ? very curious about these..


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Post by: heretogo on November 07, 2010, 10:50:57 PM
Patti Smith: Dream of Life. Found this in the supermarket for cheap. Nice mix of the poetic (which is obviously her forte) and the everyday. Not a very focused film but considering the subject I wouldn't expect such.  As far as rock'n'roll documentaries go this one was pretty special. I saw her performing a few years ago in Helsinki and it was one of the best rock shows I can recall. She's probably the most charismatic performer I've ever seen, just amazing. There were some middle-aged women in front of me that just went completely apeshit from the force of the show, quite an astounding moment actually.


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Post by: tiny_tove on November 08, 2010, 11:06:39 AM
the walking dead
perfect zombie tv movie, from the best graphic novel of the last years.
pretty loyal to the original, yet with some changes. pure Romerian zombie, lots of talk, adaptation, survival of the fittest, and massive zombie scenes. there is plenty of gore for tv standards, but it is not a gore movie. perfect effects by nicotero.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on November 14, 2010, 09:58:08 PM
I'm about 30 minutes into Severed Ways and it's so gash I'm considering giving up already. Whoever compared this with Valhalla Rising couldn't have had the vast difference in quality in mind. And then the crap dialogue which sounds like a parody on Max von Sydow. Probably the shittiest film I've seen this year. Avoid this piece of shit!

On another note. Why is it that hardly any films manage to make supposedly dead people look dead? I've seen quite a few dead people and they don't look like they do on film. On film they still have skin with colour as opposed to the grey/yellowish skin the actual dead have. And then the eyes. Dead eyes look NOTHING like the eyes of the living. They are empty and blurry. Not unlike the eyes of a dead fish. Is it so hard to slap on a bit of make up and have some contacts made?


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Post by: Sadomaniac on November 15, 2010, 02:38:51 AM
I'm about 30 minutes into Severed Ways and it's so gash I'm considering giving up already. Whoever compared this with Valhalla Rising couldn't have had the vast difference in quality in mind. And then the crap dialogue which sounds like a parody on Max von Sydow. Probably the shittiest film I've seen this year. Avoid this piece of shit!


Hah, indeed! Utterly laughable adolescent "black metal" viking fantasy. I mean, headbanging in the forest??


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on November 15, 2010, 06:56:26 AM
I mean, headbanging in the forest??

That's the moment when all my doubts were removed. After the monks appeared I decided to suffer no longer.

I went straight into Kanal. Andzrej Wajda's film about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. This film is old and one would expect it to perhaps not have stood the test of time but it's in a totally differen't league to the above mentioned turd. In some parts, due to its age, it is a bit wooden but it has a convincing and eerie feel. The sewer scenes are klaustrophobic and oppressive, even apocalyptic in parts. Those of us who know the bleak history of Poland know that the let up never came. Although communist censorship wouldn't have allowed for that to be expressed too openly Wajda manages to sneak in what's ahead on at least two occasions and he does it beautifully. I haven't seen many of Wajda's films, only this and Katyn (which is EXCELLENT). I will have to remedy that.

To harp on about the dead. I know we have a film producer on the forum so I put it to you, why are most films so awful at portraying the dead visually? With death being such a huge and reccurring theme it's strange why most film creators can't make it look more convincing. 


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 22, 2010, 04:44:10 AM
VALHALLA RISING

d/l'd a torrent. pretty good. i'll probably rent it whenever it gets released on US dvd. i think i'll like it much more on a larger screen, a more comfortable chair, & no headphones. pretty wicked violence.

will be watching  A SERBIAN FILM & GRAPHIC SEXUAL HORROR in a day or 2...

any torrent recommendations?


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Post by: Strömkarlen on November 22, 2010, 11:01:49 AM
was reading U-Bahn issue where there is an article with some info and screenshots of the COUP DE GRACE FILMS..were this ever released publically ? has anyone here seen them ? very curious about these..

I bugged Michael about the films but he says they're lost.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 05, 2010, 07:25:49 PM
Watched Valhalla Rising. Pretty good. With decent sound and video projection on canvas, the movie gets probably much more justice than on computer. It has such an artistic edge to it, that whole thing kind of moves backwards. Intensity is more in the beginning, and chapters move into less action paced, more slow landscape and dreamy sequences. Good.

Bitch Slap
Oh my god. I know it will suck, but still rented dvd. Someone said it is re-make of Faster Pussycat kill kill, but fuck. How much do I hate the computer effects in movies. That was the thing in Valhalla Rising, which I didn't like. The kind of glow & spot lights generated by effects. You see characters glowing from background or something like area of eyes is glowing like cheap photoshop effect... pff.. Well, this Bitch Slap is supposed to be tribute to all the b-movies, and while the first credits go on, you can see lots of short clips from various cult movies with strong female figures. But when movie itself goes on, mix together some Charlie's Angels movies with hip-hop video aesthetics, and that's pretty much what it is. Violence? Yeah, some. Tits? Yeah, some. But I dare to say, I probably have more tits and violence in my body when I take shower.

The Killer Inside Me
Another rental dvd. Late 40's texas police officer turn out to be psycho killer. It's pretty good actually. I do dislike the Casey Affleck's faggy voice and all that, but instead of the cool violence of Bitch Slap, in this movie, violence is blunt and realistic. Psycho gives intense fucking face beating to Jessica Alba. Kicks shit out of Kate Hudson until she pisses under herself while dying. It is labeled to be "thriller", yet I don't know should it maybe be black comedy/drama? Anyways, there are some bizarre moments of the psycho having flashbacks of his half brother raping 5 year old girl in backseat of car. And flashback of him as kid slapping and beating his mother (who later died). Mother revealing her masochistic desires, showing bruises how daddy spanks her and how the little boy should do it to her as well.
Decent story is build with little surprises. Nothing spectacular, but wins the bitch slap type failures any day.


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Post by: tiny_tove on December 06, 2010, 10:06:37 AM
Carlos - French biopic with plenty of sex and violence on the Jackal, mastermind of Mraxist/anti-zionist political wreckage in the 70s, with connection with everybody who enjoyed planting bombs in those days.

Intense, and another great French effort after Mesrine and Marchall's movies.


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Post by: halthan on December 07, 2010, 01:09:57 AM
22 Bullets


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Post by: manuel-ronf on December 08, 2010, 12:54:30 AM
1st episode of "The Walking Dead" seemed Ok to me... at least much better than other modern failed attempts of zombie movies...
right now enjoying very much this another serie, "Breaking Bad"


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 09, 2010, 06:41:46 PM
THE WALKING DEAD turned out pretty good. Strong on characters. Looking forward to seeing it again on dvd without commercials & better image-quality as I don't get the AMC HD channel.

Joe Dante's PIRANHA; found a used copy. Always been  a favorite. Wish I could find HUMANIODS FROM THE DEEP used.


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Post by: tiny_tove on December 10, 2010, 04:50:56 PM
walking dead by kirkman is the current best graphic novel around

the series is excellent alkso considering they have decided to develop different storyline and new characters... Michale Rooker is absolutely amazing.

watching the final episodes tonight.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 11, 2010, 10:32:59 AM
Life During Wartime
Which is basically Happiness part 2. It has different actors, than original Happiness (1998), but it continues with same characters with their life after what happened with Happiness. It is good, yet due changing whole cast of actors, it takes a while to really remember who was who and how they used to be.
There are some tasty dialogue and pretty intense moments, although it can't match the genius levels set earlier. I'm surprised I never heard about this until now. 2 days ago, didn't know it existed. But it was already made 2009. For fans of utterly morbid humor, essential.


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Post by: Niko on December 11, 2010, 12:57:32 PM
walking dead by kirkman is the current best graphic novel around

the series is excellent alkso considering they have decided to develop different storyline and new characters... Michale Rooker is absolutely amazing.

watching the final episodes tonight.

What makes the Walking Dead graphic novels good is the tension between the characters and gritty & depressed atmosphere.
First 2 episodes in the tv-series were great but after that the stale acting and bad writing almost ruined the tv-series for me, there is almost zero tension and the depressed atmoshpere which made the graphic novels great is missing.
Thankfully they have replaced the writers of the tv-series, so it will probably get better in season 2.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 11, 2010, 11:49:55 PM
I had never heard of LIFE DURING WARTIME either. I just d/l'd a torrent & will watch later. Should grab HAPPINESS too. I only remember a few scenes from it.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 12, 2010, 10:13:26 AM
last night was 4 movies projected in a row in independent movie theater. Starting with Vanishing Point, The Wickerman and followed by Purple Rain and Invasion U.S.A. Starting 22:00 and continuing until morning. It was organized by local movie club, and free of charge.

Vanishing Point, being movie subject to re-make not too long ago, original from 1971 I had never seen, but is pretty much perfect car movie. Tits, drugs, rebellion, fast cars, fast police chases and nasty ending which is kind of unexpected, when beginning of film kind of suggests otherwise.

The Wickerman, another movie where exists re-make which is like limp cock compared to the bizarre atmosphere of the original. And I have to confess, that I had never seen this, and it was the main reason to go to fest. All the expectations, knowing what kind of importance this cult movie has for a lot of people, just had made me hesitate to watch it. Don't know exactly why. I do have the soundtrack LP, which is very good apocalyptic folk tunes. And the music indeed is one of the key elements which carry the movie. Of course is the heathen rituals, sexual energy, crude settings of movie as opposed to that Nicolas Cage visiting matriarchal fantasy fields. When mayday rituals are about to start, you catch the violin melody used by Blood Axis. And no need to remind about Current 93's praise about influence of this music. It is very special horror movie, when nothing happens at night. Nothing is dark. Nothing is cliche really. The horror element is probably more about confusion of utterly different culture of this scottish island and blatant sexual deviance insulting the christian main character. And the mass-hysteria like group singing of folk songs oozing phallic rituals. But what the hell I write about it? There are probably books and meetings about this movie, so web is full of it. But if you are as foolish as myself, thinking soundtrack LP and vague knowledge of storyline and ideas and long ago seen re-make will do it, fuck that. Check out this original movie as soon as it's possible. It will also have some pointers about whole Apocalyptic Folk thing.

And I must say, that even being the small independent theater, and I basically have about better conditions to watch films at home (half smaller screen, yet half smaller room, probably heavier sound system compared to space), there is a feeling about actual cinema experience and I'll make sure to get myself visit here more. It's been probably nearly 10 years when used to go into this theater to see many classics and then relatively new movies a'la Tokyo Fist, Bullet In The Head, and so on, which would never be showed in big theater chains. In january they'll run complete Herzog documentary series, and perhaps interest of some Finns outside Lahti could be Juhan Av Grann UFO documentary series with man himself introducing every movie by himself! Juhan Av Grann is infamous Finnish freemason, conspiracy theorist and documentary director. In early 90's he did 3 ufo documents which collected awards around the world.  


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Post by: MT on December 12, 2010, 11:17:27 AM
..and perhaps interest of some Finns outside Lahti could be Juhan Av Grann UFO documentary series with man himself introducing every movie by himself! Juhan Av Grann is infamous Finnish freemason, conspiracy theorist and documentary director. In early 90's he did 3 ufo documents which collected awards around the world.  
That sounds awesome! I recently found myself wondering what the hell happened to JAG, he kinda disappeared from publicity. Perhaps when the whole X-files UFO trend vanished so did him...


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 12, 2010, 02:51:06 PM
I'm disappointed you didn't have anything to say about Purple Rain...

Well, I though Prince is little too brutal for me and I only watched two first films before going for couple of beers...


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Post by: ImpulsyStetoskopu on December 12, 2010, 03:11:53 PM
Watched the classic Russian war film Idi i smotri (aka Come And See) yesterday for the first time. Utterly bleak and highly recommended if you haven't seen it before.

Indeed. I guess this is the best war movie ever.


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on December 13, 2010, 01:19:41 PM
Watched the classic Russian war film Idi i smotri (aka Come And See) yesterday for the first time. Utterly bleak and highly recommended if you haven't seen it before.

Indeed. I guess this is the best war movie ever.

I remember the first time I saw it, on television watching with a friend, we both had to go out the backyard for a breath of air. And he's Russian. Thoroughly gruelling. Must get a copy, I'm sure there's sampling opportunities to be had as well.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on December 13, 2010, 01:53:24 PM
I'm not denying Come and See is top notch but considering all the great war films around is it really worthy of the titel "the best war movie ever"? There are so many different takes and perspectives within the genre that appointing just one film as the greatest should be impossible.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 13, 2010, 09:47:38 PM
I think I have a dvd-r of COME AND SEE & did not think it was anything like people are describing. Could be I'm remembering something else.. Is there a part where a village is gathered up & burned inside a barn?

I like KELLY'S HEROES & THE DIRTY DOZEN for war flix.


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Post by: THE RITA HN on December 14, 2010, 06:57:49 AM
favorite war films right now:
BATTLEGROUND (1949) "A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge."
THE SILENT ENEMY (1958)  "In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibralter to organise defences, but finds only two British divers available to help him. Even more worrying, it seems likely that the Italians are secretly using neutral Spain across the bay as their key base."
THE FROGMEN (1951)
THE CRUEL SEA (1953)
ACTION IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC (1943)
 


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Post by: tiny_tove on December 14, 2010, 09:54:45 AM
The iron cross by sam pekinpah is brilliant.
So it was Tora! Tora! Tora! by Kinji Fukusaku
I also enjoyed a lot U-Boot 96  by Wolfgang Petersen and Gillo Pontecorvo's colonial masterpiece La battaglia di Algeri (the battle of Algeri), political movie regarding the Algerian uprising against French colonialism.

There are many war propaganda movies (feature films not documentaries) that should be checked out as well, although less spectacular than those I have just mentioned.

Alcazar  by Augusto Genina
Giarabub by Goffredo Alessandrini


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on December 14, 2010, 01:03:09 PM
I think I have a dvd-r of COME AND SEE & did not think it was anything like people are describing. Could be I'm remembering something else.. Is there a part where a village is gathered up & burned inside a barn?

That's the one. I expected more from it as well after all the people raving about it since the 80's. It's good but there's so much out there that matches and indeed exceeds it.

One example is Generation Kill. Has anyone managed to give a closer account of the actual people involved in war than that? If there is then let me know. Generation Kill is truly outstanding in the genre.


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Post by: UGRA on December 15, 2010, 05:03:41 AM
Come and See is indeed awesome - my favorite war movie for sure. Intense and exhaustive.
Still about war movies, I recently watched Andrzej Wajda´s Katyn and it was nice too.

Just re-watched Gaspar Noe´s "I Stand Alone" last weekend. It´s just perfect for me. Seems like the whole movie could be sampled...?
Haven´t seen "Into the Void", his latest movie, yet.






Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 16, 2010, 01:18:35 AM
KEN PARK is largely useless.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: post-morten on December 17, 2010, 01:41:12 AM
Just re-watched Gaspar Noe´s "I Stand Alone" last weekend. It´s just perfect for me. Seems like the whole movie could be sampled...?
Haven´t seen "Into the Void", his latest movie, yet.

I saw Enter the Void recently. It's hard to make up my mind whether I liked it or lot, but it's an extravagant visual trip for sure, albeit an overly long one. Set in Tokyo, it portraits the gradual downfall of an orphaned brother-sister pair, who succumb in the city's seedy underworld of drugs and sleaze. Given Noe is the director, obviously it features fair shares of sex and violence. Also, being a father myself, it was truly painful watching the fate of these kids. On the upside was the soundtrack, featuring stellar acts such as TG, Coil, and our bro' BJ Nilsen teamed up with Stillupsteypa. If I would dare to compare it to any other movie, it shared many themes with Requiem For a Dream.

Edit: Just realized the title is actually Enter the Void, nothing else.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on December 17, 2010, 02:27:31 AM
I was hoping to see "Into The Void" during the Danger After Dark in Philly but missed it. I've read such mixed reviews of it I wasn't sure if I was prepared to sit through 3 hours of something I might hate.


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Post by: kettu on December 17, 2010, 06:43:31 AM
KEN PARK is largely useless.

your just old and dont get the young people, unlike larry.
that one was better than bully, I think. my remembrance is a little hazy.

maybe ill say something about in to the void too because everybody is buzzing about it. it was ok, I liked only one bit in the hallucinations, when it turned all skeletal.
too long/tedious to praise as a masterpiece or anything. no other complaints really it just wasnt mindblowing as some suggest.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 17, 2010, 06:04:33 PM
ahaha, yeah. I don't like teenagers. I dont' remember Bully either.

Grabbed a torrent for WHITE ROSE CAMPUS: ...THEN EVERYBODY GETS RAPED! Going to watch it with RAPE: 13th HOUR as a dbl feature.


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Post by: tiny_tove on December 27, 2010, 02:15:51 PM
ROMANZO CRIMINALE TV series
The best thing coming our from Italy since the 80s. Sex/Violence/Crime. Inspired by Rome's fiercest criminal gang, turns out as the best piece of fiction I have seen in a long time. Everything is perfect. Unfamous actors, great story, fantastic filming, brilliant soundtrack.
Believe the hype.
There is a movie with a similar title/theme, it is good but not as good as this.


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Post by: imaginaryforces on January 03, 2011, 01:51:32 AM
Been watching a bit of Aki Kaurismaki after getting two box sets for Xmas. I really like the dry humour.
Also watching The Andrzej Wajda War Trilogy and re watching the Jodorowsky box set.


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Post by: THE RITA HN on January 07, 2011, 10:08:38 AM
finally picked up the criterion THE NIGHT PORTER recently and revisited it after around 15 years(!).
glad i did... forgot how absolutely stunning the film (and charlotte rampling) is.


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Post by: Matthias on January 07, 2011, 06:05:45 PM
Recently revisited The Night Porter as well, still holds up. Noticed a Swedish dvd-edition of this available for cheap now, might pick it up just for the cover alone, would be a nice companion to the Criterion release.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on January 10, 2011, 11:14:05 AM
Have had scandinavian release of that DVD sitting on shelves for ages. Should watch it.

Many people have been talking about Serbian film, how brutal and over the top it is. And seeing if AFTER all the celebration and all the criticism, was not perhaps the best. Since it has already set up so high expectations.
I wrote in Finnish about it in other forum where was some discussion about it, but maybe worth to translate some thoughts...

Years ago, when brutal and dark movies were hard to find, you had to collect fanzines and check out ads for VHS traders and get the 5th generation rubbish just to appreciate some pretty regular gore action. I remember, that in those days when Nekromantic started to spread around the "scene", it got pretty similar feedback as Serbian Film? Some were glorifying that finally movies has gone so far, where nobody can top it. And some were thinking that this is so senseless and blunt shit, that we're clearly passed the line of any moral decency. At the same time, magazines that were in each issue reporting about how many seconds of gore is missing from which version = how many seconds/minutes of movie is cut by cencors in which version, had articles about how disgusting the "scene" has become, when there are actually collectors who's interest isn't merely gore&horror and little nudity within, but there circulates compilations of extreme pornography, autopsy videos, suicide/execution footage etc. And they had to put some moral stand, and oppose it.

Nekromantic, has obviously very artistic drive. Uncommercial background and especially the genius music of Herman Kopp. Serbian Film in other hand, looks pretty much like "normal movie". Of course, normality is now such a diverse, but when you got all the Hostel, Martyrs, etc in top rentals and cinemas, then it's pretty much the mainstream of "horror". Music of Serbian Film is ok. Few times it becomes even interesting in its attempt to be "disturbing", but most of all it doesn't really manage to do it. Visual side and story plays with extreme "horror", but when you are kind of jaded movie watcher, you can immediately underline several problems:

1) The softcore porno shots what you get, are so annoying it really gets on your nerves. Sometimes you wonder, that is these people who show fake porn in movies (predominantly trying to imitate the late 80's), have actually seen porn movies of the era? I mean, I get the feeling that it's some American Pie movie going here.
2) story progresses somehow very uninterestingly slow, until the "horror" starts.
3) "Horror" isn't really horror, it is series of loosely collaged moments of violence, which occasionally are also very funny.
4) Philosophical content of movie is like watching some Battle Royale II type of nonsense. Assumption, that when you got someone who seeks movie like this, you just throw in few nice words and dramatic pompous acting and suddenly it is such a philosophical statement. Of course the concept of victim as entertainment COULD be good, but movie doesn't really touch the subject more than senseless confused lines.

So what is good then? One can't argue against the visually appealing and tasty scenes! Beating the whores, cutting the head of, throat fucking the toothless to suffocating death and so on. If things like that doesn't appeal to you, then you are not maybe the target audience. I think that main motivation of Serbian movie is the search of limits where half of the audience vomits and cries protests, and the other half celebrates that finally! Finally someone did something as nasty as I hoped!
But it IS little foolish, that when things go this far, it STILL isn't going as far as some of the masters of 70's/80's. When you can show fierce brutal sadism, you can fuck the newborn kid, you can sodomize little boys, you show cumshots landing on face of beaten up whore, but after all, you're still a softcore erotica.  When you compare with for example Martyrs, this is lacking the epic journey though extensive torture. Serbian Film isn't THAT interesting as story or dialogue, and the moments of interests pass very quickly, linked together with kind of artificial flashbacks.
I would recommend to movie with pleasure, but I doubt it will be any classic in the movie history other than perhaps one milestone in the climate of society?

I was reading some magazine recently, where was article about change of climate and new milestone reached. That all the reality TV and entertainment based on other peoples misery, accidents, misfortune and having laugh about it has been losing its popularity a lot. Any show what plays with that kind or related values, has started losing viewers and the success also in other fields of culture isn't that obvious. Now, the new decade shows tendencies of awareness, empathy and positivity (if I recall terms right, but I guess you know what I mean) taking over. People preferring reality TV where something is solved. Something is made better. etc. If it really is true, I guess Serbian Film from 2009/2010, would be kind of land mark, that this is where it all went before someone thought, fuck these exploitative tv shows and collections of senseless violence, maybe it's time to rise the flag of suojeluskunnat and bring some decent values around the country based on solidarity within the nation for example, heh... To build, create and triumph, and not only jerk off and laugh next to sledgehammered child torso.



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Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 10, 2011, 07:06:57 PM
Life and Death of a Porno Gang

I had a torrent of it but got rid of the program it was in so only took a look. Quality wasn't great & subtitles were terrible so I decided best to wait for Synapse's dvd release later this year. Reviews sound promising.


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Post by: kettu on January 11, 2011, 07:12:41 PM
I finally got my very own copy of the seventh seal!  just the regular version and not the "diehard" which cost twise as much.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on January 16, 2011, 08:22:43 PM
EXPENDABLES, stallone movie with everybody in it. And not bad. I was told this should be good, and in deed, if you want brains-off straight action, it is. But it's still kind of unfortunate, that it is not really just a decent action movie, but it is also kind of self aware one. Where it's not just the guys doing what they do well, but also plenty of references to their careers etc.

L'immortel , a.k.a. 22 BULLETS. If there is Jean Reno, I'm pretty much interested to check out. Not long ago, watched Ronin after many years of not seeing it. And this genre is among the favorites. Anytime I rather watch good thriller/crime with slice of action than some horror/gore etc.  This one being french mafia film, with interesting enough story with good turns. Good pretty realistic violence. And Jean Reno in his role, obviously great. If talking of him, I don't remember have I talked in this topic, but if you though you have seen Leon, when you've seen the regular version, make sure you get the directors cut. Brilliant.

MANKINDS LAST EXODUS 1-3. Went to the first even big screen projection of these 3 Johan Av Gran documents. Whole this weekend was dedicated to the man, most known face in pseudo-science coverage & ufo mania in Finland. Almost went today to see 6 x 50 minutes set of documents, but didn't have energy. Cut & pasted video collages of interviews and music-video like editing, with anything from ufos to biblical questions, anti-christ, apocalypse,... and the man himself replied some questions and mostly had intense long monologue after these. About 4 hours of sitting, with just one beer with me, but totally worth it. Got also photo of me and the master himself, heh..

Same theater has series of Herzog documents upcoming. From one to.. was it 3 or even 5 per day, showing huge series. We'll see if there's time to go check them out.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 16, 2011, 09:52:15 PM
Picked up used copies of SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE & John Woo's HARDBOILED; watched HARDBOILED last night. Still damn good. Hope to come across KILLER & BULLET IN THE HEAD sooner or later. Will check out MR. VENG. later. I've only seen it once & liked it more than OLDBOY but not sure why (& I'd like to see OLDBOY again).


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on January 17, 2011, 08:50:25 AM
from recent comedy watching, Four Lions is pretty good. UK black comedy about group of retarded muslims starting jihad, and pretty much everything going wrong. It doesn't really base the humor on utmost insults or blasphemy, but observation of stupidity and uncomfortable situations.


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Post by: Salamanauhat on January 17, 2011, 09:02:06 AM
Same theater has series of Herzog documents upcoming. From one to.. was it 3 or even 5 per day, showing huge series. We'll see if there's time to go check them out.

Just a few days ago I went to see the Werner Herzog documentary 'Bells from the Deep: Faith and Superstition in Russia' at the local theatre. It was really nice - somewhat minimalistic and atmospheric. Some pretty amusing parts. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bells_from_the_Deep (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bells_from_the_Deep). Worth your time, I'd say.


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Post by: tiny_tove on January 17, 2011, 11:10:14 AM
from recent comedy watching, Four Lions is pretty good. UK black comedy about group of retarded muslims starting jihad, and pretty much everything going wrong. It doesn't really base the humor on utmost insults or blasphemy, but observation of stupidity and uncomfortable situations.

I logged in to post the same exact thoughts.
It's hilarious yet not stupid. I suggest everybody to watch out for Chris Morris previous mockumentaries "The brass eye", the one on pedophila is an outstanding example on how to do satirical tv with a bite.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 18, 2011, 03:44:21 AM
I love Hardboiled. It's so over the top. Plus it inspired both Infernal Affairs and The Departed.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: imaginaryforces on January 20, 2011, 06:13:37 AM
I finally got my very own copy of the seventh seal!  just the regular version and not the "diehard" which cost twise as much.

A great film. Although I think my favourite Bergman is Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries), which features Victor Sjöström, the famed director of Körkarlen (Another favourite of mine, especially the re release version with a new soundtrack from KTL), in his last ever screen performance and a brief appearance from Max Von Sydow.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 20, 2011, 07:57:59 PM
Speaking of Bergman, I watched The Virgin Spring last month. Pretty grim and nihilistic for the most part.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: imaginaryforces on January 22, 2011, 01:14:42 AM
Speaking of Bergman, I watched The Virgin Spring last month. Pretty grim and nihilistic for the most part.

That is one of the few I have yet to see. Thank you for reminding me, I shall pick one up from work tomorrow.


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Post by: P-K on January 24, 2011, 08:08:06 PM
nicely executed releases : http://www.filmfreaks.nl/reel23/ (http://www.filmfreaks.nl/reel23/)


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Post by: imaginaryforces on January 24, 2011, 10:07:51 PM
nicely executed releases : http://www.filmfreaks.nl/reel23/ (http://www.filmfreaks.nl/reel23/)

I got The Atrocity Exhibition DVD some time ago and it was really good. Faithful to the book to a fault. I haven't got anything else off the site yet though.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 24, 2011, 10:41:45 PM
I think I use to have the ATROCITY EXHIBITION dvd but sold it off as it wasn't something I would view again. I at least remember looking at the site...

Watched the killer kid's flick, BLOODY BIRTHDAY, the othe rnight. Gets a dvd release this year. Be a good double-feature with DEVIL TIMES FIVE.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on January 25, 2011, 11:24:00 AM
girl next door... quality...


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Post by: Strömkarlen on January 25, 2011, 01:23:32 PM
nicely executed releases : http://www.filmfreaks.nl/reel23/ (http://www.filmfreaks.nl/reel23/)

Are they still doing Reel 23? Nice first year but the site seems not to have been updated in ages.


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Post by: P-K on January 25, 2011, 04:18:40 PM
don't really know, i got all 5 & a shirt years ago, didn't release new stuff but do offer more/different shirts LOL......could be wrong but isn't R23 a subdivision of Filmfreaks? and they put out LOADS over the years http://www.filmfreaks.nl/ (http://www.filmfreaks.nl/)

oops, spotted this & didn't see it:
(http://www.filmfreaks.nl/media/inlays/WaaromInlay.jpg)

what gripped me most was Vergeef Me/Forgive Me .....harsh filthy reality.


also worth to check are the Mælström dvd's





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Post by: P-K on February 24, 2011, 02:34:04 AM
(http://productimages.wehkamp.nl/is/image/Wehkamp/240885_pb_01/2009artikelDetailVisualLandscape/nordwand-(dvd).jpg)
epic & grim "man vs nature", no happy hollywood endings, all the heroes die. pretty awesome piece of cinema imho


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Post by: m. on February 27, 2011, 05:52:06 PM
girl next door... quality...

this one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830558/ ?
you should also check An American Crime http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0802948/


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Post by: tiny_tove on February 27, 2011, 07:00:55 PM
girl next door... quality...

this one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830558/ ?
you should also check An American Crime http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0802948/

will do thanks!


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on February 28, 2011, 08:06:04 PM
A list of films me and the woman have ploughed through the last few days:

ROBERTO SUCCO (any Italian/French people here care to tell me more about this guy?)
ONE, TWO, THREE (James Cagney and Horst Bucholtz fight an ideological battle in early 60's Berlin)
FORCED ENTRY (fantastic theme, shame about the somewhat limp ending but Joe's Friendly Service indeed!)
FIVE EASY PIECES (wasted talent Jack Nicholson returns to his horribly pretentious family)
LA CONFIDENTIAL
MISHIMA (Paul Schrader's best film by far. A GREAT film!!!)
I STAND ALONE (better than Irreversible)
SS CAMP 5 (naziploitation. Atrocious acting, violence could have been more graphic but for what it is it's a pass)

Plus one episode a day of THE SINGING DETECTIVE. Next is DAY OF THE LOCUST.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on March 04, 2011, 04:11:51 AM
TONY

Felt like cliche upon cliche. Good music by The The of course. Shame about the film. 


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Post by: Ernpe on March 13, 2011, 01:22:09 AM
I've been lately watching through a 20 movie Ultimate Hammer Collection. As stated somewhere, such a collection has all, great, mediocre and horrible movies. This evenings selection was Quartermass and the Pit, above average definitely. If a movie has both Martians and the devil in it, can it go wrong? Didn't check who has done the score but a lot of it - remind you the movie is from 1967 - could have been from your average experimental noise record. Or actually your above average record, quite possessing it was.


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Post by: ironfistofthesun on March 13, 2011, 07:28:28 PM
Quatermass. superb film. Check out the 1972 tv film with sir john mills at prof bernard quatermass. mixing paganism si-fi and a amazing electronic score.
Along with dennis potters work ,nigel kneale has had a massive effect on my ifots work.
(my family lived on old Hobbs street in birmingham)


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Post by: Levas on March 27, 2011, 10:18:00 AM
Mainly stumbled through this thread while sick and watched movies that were mentioned here and that were not seen before. And some other random flicks. My impressions:

Massacre Mafia Style (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077525/) (1978) - A decent movie about mafia. A Sicilian guy who sees how everything changes and "now there are niggers, greeks and Mexicans doing our job" is fighting against the newer formed circles of mafia. well.. the movie is fast and characters and so on not too developed, and it constantly has a shadow of comedy, but all in all - not bad thing. Fights, shootings, swears, boobs etc.

Just Imagine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021016/) (1930) - a movie of 1930 about how the life will be in 1980. heh. people flying with their own planes, numbers instead of names and so on. but overall - crap. boring to watch. they were singing every couple of minute because this of that happened, or dancing and laughing. 20 minutes from the start of the movie couldn't wait till it ends.

The Mechanic (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068931/) (1972) - Not bad. Charles Bronson as a professional killer and another young blond guy as his disciple. Nice mood, music and overall very nice eurocrime. Watched with pleasure.

Valhalla Rising (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862467/) (2009) - I've heard various opinions about that. Some people were saying wow what a bleak and brutal movie, others were saying meh. I'd be more with those who'd say meh. yes, the visuals are good and it's filmed nicely, but it didn't buy me, didn't present the mood I expected and so on. Or perhaps I had to come to this movie with different attitude. I'd say average.

The Road (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/) (2009) - Though I  barely can watch Mortesen in screen for more than 10 seconds, but this movie was good. Post-apocalyptic tale about a father and son, travelling towards the ocean. I think one of the best post-apocalyptic tales I've seen during the last couple of years. Good fights, thoughts and overall.. bleakness.. liked this one.

Calvaire (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407621/) (2004) - One very good psycho movie a la Texas chainsaw massacre etc. Singer with broken van in the woods, strange inn-keeper, villagers who fuck pigs and dance and play piano, inn-keeper remember his run-away wife and imagine that singer to be her. and here we go. Very good mood and excellent scenario.

Fausto 5.0 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299873/) (2001) - Weird psychological drama/horror. This movie I suppose has more to say than I could understand apart from clearly seen references to Goethe etc. The doctor goes to other city to some convention where he meets a guy with operated stomach. Doctor did that operation 8 years ago. And the guy does not leave him alone and the happenings become weirder and weirder. Reminded me slightly of Jacob's Ladder. Intellectual horror movie. I still have to read some more about it to put puzzle pieces together.

Seven Days (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0445054/) (2010) - Wonderful and magnificent rape-revenge movie!!! Highly recommended. Rapist rapes and kills young girl whose father frees rapist from prison in order to bring him to desolated place and to torture him for a week. Without any soundtrack - it's mostly silence, crying-screaming or short talking episodes. But true bleakness and true game with your own thought and feelings when it's already enough for the rapist to be tortured and when not and so on. Truly recommend this gem.

Before the fall (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0984155/) - Spanish movies still have to disappoint me. This one's just excellent movie. 3 days until the apocalypse, but it's not about superheroes or trying to save the Earth, but about a small town, dozen of people and happenings in their lives trying to live the last hours. Truly great and enjoyable flick. Recommend.


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Post by: halthan on April 07, 2011, 05:49:16 PM
"Blooded"

Bit different kinda thriller (?) about how hunter becomes a prey. Recommended
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1845211/


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Post by: A.R.GH on April 07, 2011, 06:54:05 PM

The Road (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/) (2009) - Though I  barely can watch Mortesen in screen for more than 10 seconds, but this movie was good. Post-apocalyptic tale about a father and son, travelling towards the ocean. I think one of the best post-apocalyptic tales I've seen during the last couple of years. Good fights, thoughts and overall.. bleakness.. liked this one.


Before the fall (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0984155/) - Spanish movies still have to disappoint me. This one's just excellent movie. 3 days until the apocalypse, but it's not about superheroes or trying to save the Earth, but about a small town, dozen of people and happenings in their lives trying to live the last hours. Truly great and enjoyable flick. Recommend.
Yes, I second those recommendations, I think I mentioned both before

I'm gonna check out the others, seems that you have a good taste in films he


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Post by: A.R.GH on April 10, 2011, 10:00:43 AM
Watched "Seven days"... not bad, but I expected something more psychologically devastating, could be better.


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on April 11, 2011, 02:50:38 PM
http://www.incendies-thefilm.com/#/trailer (http://www.incendies-thefilm.com/#/trailer)

Just came home from watching this. Unrelenting human misery from go to woah. I didn't like it but I expect there'll be others here who may enjoy it.


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Post by: heretogo on April 22, 2011, 09:48:46 PM
The Piano Teacher

Quite good and would probably interest some of you here. Drama filled with repression & sexual perversion. Leaves a lingering taste of revulsion or maybe it's just me. Strange masochistic fucked-up people behind the respectable facade of well-to-do society.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on April 24, 2011, 10:58:26 AM
that sounds interesting.
I am not embarrassed to admit, I'm pretty big fan of US/Hollywood movies. Of course not ALL kinds, but that some of the most remarkable films are from there, and lightyears ahead of many "cult films". But lately been wondering where are the good hollywood films now? I may be slightly embarrassed to admit, I actually went to cinema to check out World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles. I tend to like sci-fi, and action is good genre as well, but how fucking lame they can get? G.I.Joe? What a load of bullshit. I couldn't even watch it in one session. Fast & Furious series? Erotic story for teenage fags willing to sniff some Vin Diesels jockstraps?... pff..
With World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles, it is more like charity-funded propaganda film of equality. You got the mandatory negroes saving the world. You got the mexican civilian saving the marines from alien attack. You got the tough bitch woman side-kick acting rough and so on. Whole crew of the film is like still shot of Watchtower pages, if you know what I mean? All genders, ages and races represented well. You got the sobstories and massive emotional hymns playing on background when patriots sacrifice themselves to save planet from aliens. And I guess it was described somewhere, that it is pretty much one-dimensional war movie, where simply out of political correctness, the enemy is hostile aliens. If they would have chosen some nation as opposing force, they could have actually offended someone. So lets choose enemy, what anyone can dislike and have sympathy for the colorful bunch representing "all of us" fighting for common cause. Oh please...  

So, after being so severely violated by this cinema experience, on my way to the car, I walked straight from movies to video rental on same street and grabbed Machete and watched that home. It is good. It is pretty much what you expect, but in this kind of tribute-to-the-grindhouse-roughies style, exaggerating the qualities that films have had and made pretty well working flick. If you're going to make plain brains-off action film, this is the way to do it.

But still, I came into conclusion, that why the hell should I pay or want to watch some new utter BS blockbusters, when there are endless amount of top films what can be either re-watched or watched for the first time. So, decided to check out:
DEER HUNTER. I'm sure this is film that most people know. Voted among best 100 films in the world, I guess, and I've had the dvd sitting on my shelves for years, waiting the moment when I want to re-watch it. And even if I did remember few moments from here and there, the genius quality of the film reveals itself much better now, than for teenage boy. Purely from perspective of appreciation of simple frames. Film is filled with moments, what would simply make perfect photographs. It is not afraid to being little "disconnected", where scenes move from one to another quite abruptly. Vietnam war is covered in handful of sequences, which happen quite far from eachother, and no explanation needed to fill the gaps. Director doesn't need to consider audience utterly brainless, but trusts they will fill the gaps by themselves.
Alienation the characters feel back in their hometown, is so much more pessimistic and you can't really consider too happy ending either. No world saved. No heroic deeds done.
Tension of the russian roulette scenes is pretty intense, unlike the foolishness described in movies above. Now when you think: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, and bunch of others.. In 3 hours war movie, where it's perhaps 2+ hours of small town drama. It may not sound tempting for all, but after being watched, one would say it's pretty safe to stick on the times when movies were movies. Even re-watching the same thing, is more fruitful than checking out what plays now in local cinemas...


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on April 24, 2011, 12:27:31 PM
I remember the wedding scene in Deer Hunter being extremely long and boring to the point where I wondered if it was on purpose. I was thinking fuck this scene it just drags on let's get this war underway and maybe that was the idea. To make the viewer feel the monotony and boredom felt by the working stiffs in the film to the point where you the viewers as well as they can't wait to go only to end up in a hell no one could imagine.

I remember his other film, Heavens Gate, having scenes of similar length as in Deer Hunter. Heavens Gate is a pretty good western BTW.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 24, 2011, 08:54:29 PM
I'm a fan of THE DEER HUNTER. I don't think I've ever seen it in the proper aspect ratio though; always on cable. There was a dvd version that was like a hardcover book with that great image of De Niro holding the rifle but I never bought it. Too many non-mainstream movies to buy.

Watched Code Red's dvd release of RITUALS last night. Great movie, for fans of DELIVERANCE and JUST BEFORE DAWN.


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Post by: tiny_tove on April 26, 2011, 10:07:44 AM
LOVELY BONES - Peter Jackson-
Morbid, visionary, poetic, sweet. Loved it.


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Post by: Litharge on April 28, 2011, 03:41:04 AM
The Piano Teacher

Quite good and would probably interest some of you here. Drama filled with repression & sexual perversion. Leaves a lingering taste of revulsion or maybe it's just me. Strange masochistic fucked-up people behind the respectable facade of well-to-do society.

I definitely agree with the recommendation for “The Piano Teacher”.  It was the first Michael Haneke film I’d seen, and I knew nothing about him at the time.  In addition to the perverse masochism displayed by the main character, there’s some brief and satisfying moments of sadism as well.

I just joined the forum, and so have just started going thru all the interesting and useful information here, so I don’t know if Haneke is recommended elsewhere in this thread, but really, just about everything he’s directed is well worth seeing.  Maybe the one exception I’m aware of would be his own remake of “Funny Games”; I haven’t seen it, and don’t feel very inclined to, but I’ve read it’s a scene-for-scene recreation of his earlier version, except with known, mainstream American actors in the leads.  With the exception of the father character in his original version of the film, I was familiar with none of the other actors, which for me is greatly preferred -- unknown actors, as opposed to Hollywood celebrities, allows for the quicker suspension of disbelief, and deeper engrossment in the story.


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Post by: Litharge on April 28, 2011, 04:04:21 AM
I had also seen “The Deer Hunter” first when I was a young teen, and so wasn’t able to fully appreciate many of the film’s subtleties, nor all of the exceptional film making and story telling techniques.  But when I went back and viewed it as an adult the movie became one of the most memorable I’ve seen.

For years after its original theatrical release the Russian roulette scene became used as something of a pop culture parody in the U.S., but when I finally watched The Deer Hunter a second time the tension and desperation of that scene and those performances were impressive.  Beyond that, Walken’s performance is filled with powerful subtlety; when he’s trying to express himself at the V.A. hospital after his return from Vietnam the viewer can almost feel the pain of his inability to verbally express his answers to the person interviewing him.

The Deer Hunter for me is one of many mainstream, Hollywood and independent films that kind of represent cinema in the 1970s; often gritty, honest, and movies that would probably never get made and distributed today.  A couple of years ago when I watched the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” for the first time in many years, and the first time on DVD, I was reminded that not only is it one of the very best horror films of the 70s, but one of the very best movies of that decade, period. 


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on April 28, 2011, 09:31:45 AM
kind of represent cinema in the 1970s; often gritty, honest, and movies that would probably never get made and distributed today.

I watched DVD of PRIME CUT. 1972 film with Gene Hackman, Lee Marvin and Sissy Spacek. Pretty simple 1:23h length gangster/action film, what starts in sausage factory with one of gangsters being minced to make sausages of him, to be mailed back to his boss. Gene is the bad guy, getting young females out of orphanage, selling them drugged in cow-farm conditions. Naked drugged girls in cages, including topless Spacek. Lee Marvin does good job as old nearly retired gangster, taking care of the job with elegance. Violence, nudity, crime,.. very simple elements, but still far more entertaining than just about any movies done within recent years? 2009 Paramount dvd with no bonus of any kind, but brilliant picture&sound quality.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on April 28, 2011, 12:46:03 PM
Two Hollywood 70's greats that spring to mind and both featuring Jack Nicholson.

CARNAL KNOWLEDGE: Nicholson and Art Garfunkel (of all people) are friends at uni and you get to follow them, their first loves, female conquests and wives as they reach middle age. Garfunkel is the gentler more sensitive one and Nicholson is the likeable asshole. Goes without saying of course and both are great. Towards the end they sit and watch Nicholson's home made film of all the women who've had an impact on his life. Needless to say the scene is PRICELESS! The very fuckable Ann Margret makes a noticeable appearance as well.

FIVE EASY PIECES: Nicholson, once again the likeable asshole, a once promising concert pianist works on an oil rig in Texas. He decides to pay his family of stuffy elitist intellectuals a visit and brings his thick a shit redneck girlfriend (brilliantly played by Karen Black) with him. Nicholson exudes subdued anger and weariness at the same time in a way that only he is capable of. It's funny and ultimately quite sad.


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Post by: tiny_tove on April 28, 2011, 01:02:02 PM
Martin, add The Last Detail and you have 3 of the best movies with Nicholson!


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on April 28, 2011, 01:21:37 PM
I saw that AGES ago and remember it being very good. Two Ashby films I've seen that I know of are Being There and Harold and Maude. Didn't like H&M but Being There is amazing!


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 28, 2011, 09:18:30 PM
PRIME CUT is great! I have a poster for it & pressbook. Very sleazy & you get to see a young SIssy Spacek nude. "Together They're Murder" is the line on the poster which is where I got the artwork/title for the cd-r that came with special ed of the MANIA/THE RITA boxset. I love '70s crime movies!

Mikko, find EMPEROR OF THE NORTH with Lee Marvin. You'll like it. It's about hobos hopping rides on trains. Very violent. Classic '70s.


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Post by: tiny_tove on April 28, 2011, 10:02:52 PM
EMPEROR OF THE NORTH
complete masterpiece!!!! I have discovered it after a friend's suggestion 4/5 years ago and I am still speachless.
anything with sissy spacek in it deserves to be wacthed... and she helped to produce Lynch's Eraserhead!


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 28, 2011, 11:01:49 PM
Going to watch Blow-Up tonight for the first time. I've heard good things and it looks like it's right up my alley.

Watched Escape from New York last weekend again. Such a classic. Sat in pitch black and had the shit cranked on my big speaker set-up so the gunshots were about loud enough to blow out your ears and the helicopters sounded like they were ready to raid the neighbors. FULL IMMERSION!!!


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Post by: yog on April 29, 2011, 06:16:48 PM
Another essential 70's movie (with sissy spacek): Badlands (1973).
Based on the Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate murders in 1958.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069762/


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on April 30, 2011, 08:08:03 PM
I read several extremely bad reviews about Sucker Punch. It got like two stars everywhere I looked at, and reviews claiming it is totally sexist bullshit made to sleazy old men to get kicks. Utter objectification of females and lots of violence and pretty fragile chicks. Well, I felt like, I must be in target audience then! If some female intelligentsia of movie critics feel insulted, it can't be that bad...

that sounds interesting.
I am not embarrassed to admit, I'm pretty big fan of US/Hollywood movies. Of course not ALL kinds, but that some of the most remarkable films are from there, and lightyears ahead of many "cult films". But lately been wondering where are the good hollywood films now?
..
. .
Even re-watching the same thing, is more fruitful than checking out what plays now in local cinemas...

Well, I'm in half and half about saying that I should have learned my lessons about contemporary blockbusters, but in other hand, there was some entertaining factors too. First of all, the movie is shitty. Story is pretty lame, characters are most of all empty sobstories. There simply isn't enough of supposed sleaze and degrading of women. What we do have plenty, is utmost computer EFX eye-candy, exploding zeppelins, nazi robots, castle sized dragons, petite main character in sweet sex-shop school uniform battling through simple computer game like scene through with just about zero excitement and challenge. This is what it is. Mix of computer game and music video, with all the themes & ideas 100% match for the nerd picture posting forums where ingredients are: Fight game scenes, tits & slim waists, japanese pop culture fetish, sad looking petite chicks. All we would need is XXX rated version with couple references to Goatse & pedo-bear, and this would be like most calculated target audience satisfaction for such crowd!?
Good thing was, that I went to cinema, and some teenage boy approached if I want to buy ticket from him. I asked what's the price. He had his christmas gift tickets that were going to out-date in 4 days, so I got it for -40% of normal price, hah..

Then again, when you think about cinema prices, with luck, you might be able to score 1-3 dvd's with the same price. I think getting special edition of BLUE SUNSHINE fall into that price range. 1976 horror story with nice explotative & moralistic tone. 60's students had taken some bad LSD called Blue Sunshine and 10 years later it makes their hair fall out and going all berzerk and killing people. Congressman has sold this stuff in his teens, is easy reference to corruption of high position politicians. Men and women engaging into acts of violence. Stab, burning corpses in oven, etc. Simple "detective" type of story by one friend of these. Few nice assumptions who could be old users, but in the end very straight forward film doing all it has to do in 90 minutes. Funny ending with subtitles explaining rest of the story. Very good music. Avantgarde classical possession in all the hard and oppressive moments.
This special version has also Jeff Liebermann shortmovie "The Ringer" which was sponsored by Pepsi (!?!) and quite funny remarks about powers behind corruption of youth cultures. Drugs, body jewelry, music business scams... Worth to watch too.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 30, 2011, 10:49:01 PM
BLUE SUNSHINE is cool as are his other films, JUST BEFORE DAWN and especially SQUIRM.

I watched a lot of the trailers with stuffy British intro's on the VIDEO NASTIES boxset last night. Best intro was from Stephen Thrower (Coil) about FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE. He mentions the producer was a cheapskate. WHen I recommended the film to a friend, he researched it & found out the producer is Jewish so I got a laugh out of Thrower confirming it. The story is pretty good too... F.F.Y.L. is awesome and makes a great double-feture with GOODBYE UNCLE TOM.

HANNA is suppose to be pretty cool for a Hollywood movie. I don't go to the movies; everything hits dvd so fast that it's usually just a few months of waiting.

13 ASSASSINS by T.Miike is really good & Wednesday night I'll be seeing HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN which looks ok but I'm not expecting much...


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Post by: Tenebracid on May 01, 2011, 03:51:30 AM
william friedkin's RAMPAGE. about schizo young killer who drinks the blood of his victims and his trial, unfortunately most of the movie is about the trial and whether he should get death penalty or go to a mental hospital. still worth seeing, rough direction by the always great friedkin and there is a short but cool eye candy scene when the cops visit the killer's basement filled with body parts, caged animals, nazi flags and cut ups. i took some screenshots

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/5302/screenshotdesbocadoramp.png)
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/5302/screenshotdesbocadoramp.png)
(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5302/screenshotdesbocadoramp.png)


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on May 01, 2011, 07:49:44 AM
FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE. He mentions the producer was a cheapskate. WHen I recommended the film to a friend, he researched it & found out the producer is Jewish so I got a laugh out of Thrower confirming it. The story is pretty good too... F.F.Y.L. is awesome and makes a great double-feture with GOODBYE UNCLE TOM.

I've been told Hobo with a shotgun is good. I have both, FFYL and Goodbye Uncle Tom on dvd.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 01, 2011, 06:04:27 PM

http://www.runningwithscissors.com/top-100-most-violent-movies
http://www.runningwithscissors.com/top-100-goriest-movies
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There are some odd-ball titles there I've never heard of. Will have to do some research... At least on the 100 most violent. Haven't looked ath the 100 goriest yet.
Thx for the link.


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Post by: tiny_tove on May 01, 2011, 08:29:39 PM
Is Rampage  Friedkin's one?
If am not wrong it was supposed to be a tv movie O_O

Vice Squad. Never heard of before somebody mentioned it here and it is definitely my piece of cake. Despite the terrible 80's haircuts some parts are memorable.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 01, 2011, 09:27:15 PM
VICE SQUAD is pretty good. It's a film I saw on late night cable and remember it as super sleazy but lost some of the sleaze when I re-visited it on dvd. Still, it's a cool film: "Blink motherfucker and you'll die in the dark"!

RAMPAGE is Friedkin. I saw it once on video & remember very little. I do have a soundtrack LP for it.

I'm watching trailers on VIDEO NASTIES. Specifically, POSSESSION, right now. Stephen Thrower mentions that every actor in the film is a lunatic right from the get-go & that's exactly what I remember about it.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on May 01, 2011, 09:54:31 PM
POSSESSION

The eyes of Isabelle Adjani!


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Post by: WATERPOWER on May 02, 2011, 07:04:25 AM
But you didn't touch on the most important part of RAMPAGE- it's pro-death penalty message was only recently revealed! The cut was made a couple decades ago, but I don't think it was ever officially released till recently. And no, it was not a TV movie.

I watched Blue Sunshine over the winter and loved it- great movie. Watched the ELVIRA disc though, which may have persuaded my enjoyment.


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Post by: tisbor on May 04, 2011, 09:37:05 PM
Quote
I've been told Hobo with a shotgun is good. I have both, FFYL and Goodbye Uncle Tom on dvd.

Hobo With A Shotgun is not "good" , but it's great fun . You can't miss with Rutger Hauer shooting people's heads.
Addio Zio Tom is one of the best movies ever made 


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Post by: tiny_tove on May 05, 2011, 01:10:30 PM
POSSESSION

The eyes of Isabelle Adjani!
what about the creepy scene in the underpass?
I saw a trailer as a kid and I could not sleep for days back then.

masterpiece


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Post by: post-morten on May 05, 2011, 02:22:06 PM
POSSESSION

The eyes of Isabelle Adjani!
what about the creepy scene in the underpass?

And what about the significance of wearing pink socks...? Seriously though, both Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill deliver the performances of their careers here. Unfortunately on my VHS copy the scene in the underpass has been subjected to cuts. Still it's one of the greatest movies I've seen.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on May 05, 2011, 02:35:06 PM
(http://www.ibiblio.org/samneill/pictures/possession/possession.jpg)
She has the craziest most intense stare I've seen from any actress. It's so overwhelming the rest of her abilities are overshadowed. That's praise, not criticism. All she needs to do is turn up and use her eyes which must be an enviable quality for any actor to have. It makes her pretty amazing.

I first saw the tunnel scene in my early 20's. I just turned the TV on and went straight into it not knowing what film it was and thinking, JESUS CHRIST! WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS???


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 05, 2011, 05:49:26 PM
Is the tunnel scene the birth? The dvd I have is on Anchor Bay & I think that scene has mild trims. I believe there may be a Euro. dvd that is fully uncut. I need to pull it out for another watch this weekend. I thought I had sold it but thankfully, didn't.

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN is crap. It's filmed really well & looks great with the red/blue lighting but maybe too good. Dialouge is terrible. There's nothing about it anyone needs to rush to see esp if it's more than $10. The '80s films it references or is influenced by, are much better. Or just watch STREET TRASH.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on May 05, 2011, 05:56:40 PM
STREET TRASH

Now there's a blast from the past. A punk guy I used to hang out with in Malmo must've had that on repeat because everytime I visited him he was watching it. Without fail every fucking time over a period of several months.


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Post by: Nyodene D on May 06, 2011, 02:10:03 AM
my roommate had a vhs copy of Possession for the longest time...only ever seen parts of it.  damn.


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Post by: chibitachop on May 06, 2011, 04:37:07 AM
re: Possession - when MondoVision gets around to releasing their DVD of Possession as part of their ongoing retrospective of Zulawski's filmography I have heard it will be sourced from an original negative and thus even more uncut than any previous version. there is also going to be a limited theatrical re-release sometime in the next year of a NEW 35MM PRINT struck from the same elements.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 06, 2011, 11:02:59 PM
AH, good info on Mondo Vision. I took a look at their site & POSSESSION is listed under future rel's. I guess they are who I was thinking had already released the film. Will def pick it up when they get it released. That scene of Sam Neil rocking back and forth in a rocking chair looking like a complete lunatic...


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Post by: Tenebracid on May 09, 2011, 04:36:10 PM
bullet in the head by john woo - good story with devastating climax and top class violent action scenes in hong kong's dark streets and vietnam, 90s woo ruled.


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Post by: tiny_tove on May 09, 2011, 04:56:39 PM
the duel by car at the end is definitely one of the best action scenes ever.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on May 09, 2011, 08:33:31 PM
Speaking of John Woo, I watched The Killer for the first time about a month ago, totally kicked my ass. I really enjoy Hard-Boiled but The Killer blew it out of the water in my opinion. Not quite as over-the-top as Hard-Boiled and I think that's to it's benefit.


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Post by: tiny_tove on May 09, 2011, 10:10:25 PM
I think any John woo of those years must be praised.
a bullet in the head
the killer (not my fave, but defintely his manifesto)
hard boiled (the coldest one, yet with some impressive scenes)
once a thief (the lighter movie, funnier, yet with some outstanding scenes)

but my faves are A BETTER TOMORROW, especially the second episode, that is perfectio in every image.
the last 20 minutes are incredible, and the soundtrack!!!
I have loved also Tsui Hark's prequel to the series.

Anybody into Jhny To? I think he is the best representative of the once glorious HK action cinema.
Any of his latest movies are just perfect.


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on May 09, 2011, 10:56:05 PM
For example Exiled of Johnnie To is a great movie. Thanks a lot to Sergio Leone :)


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on May 10, 2011, 12:45:01 AM
I've heard Election is quite good but I haven't seen it. I'm trying to remember directed the first Young And Dangerous or Young and Wild... That series is a lot of fun.

EDIT:

Yeah, Young and Dangerous http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116456/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116456/). The first three are the best but they're all violent and wild HK flicks so if you're into that kind of thing they're all enjoyable.


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on May 10, 2011, 10:28:19 AM
I've heard Election is quite good but I haven't seen it. I'm trying to remember directed the first Young And Dangerous or Young and Wild... That series is a lot of fun.

EDIT:

Yeah, Young and Dangerous http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116456/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116456/). The first three are the best but they're all violent and wild HK flicks so if you're into that kind of thing they're all enjoyable.

Agree. Great movie but are enojyoable for hard HK cinema fans. Another great suggestions is Dangerous Encounters 1st kind here the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHbflU2ds4Q

I have also a special taste for Mercenaries from Hong Kong, virile action at his best. Pure exploitation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnVgEW-MGZk


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 12, 2011, 05:10:46 PM
I've been looking for used copes of THE KILLER*, A.B.T. 1/2, & A  BULLET INT HE HEAD. I found Hardboiled not too long ago.

Watched I SAW THE DEVIL last night. Huge letdown. It's pretty violent but lacks anything else that would put it over the top or make it work. Mixes serial killer/revenge/action together.

Also THE STAR CHAMBER the night before.

*I found a used copy of THE KILLER 2-disc set for $7! Also '80s gore flick, SUPERSTITION.


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Post by: humanpulp on May 13, 2011, 02:21:11 AM
A BETTER TOMORROW 2 is definitely on the top of my list.

ton of great sleaze/horror/trash coming this summer. SLEDGEHAMMER dvd on Intervision. NIGHTMARE finally out on Code Red. SAVAGE STREETS re-release on code red. THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD uncut dvd.  i have been considering buying a region free to pick up the great crap being put out by Euro-label ARROW--TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE, SLAUGHTER HIGH, DEEP RED re-release.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 13, 2011, 03:01:24 AM
The Arrow rel's are not getting great reviews. They're cleaning the transfers so much, they're fucking them up. I have A BAY OF BLOOD & it's missing alot of the bright colors. Best to get the multi-disc Bava set that has it.

I think Blue Underground's blu-rays for the Argento films are going to be The Best. I don't have  BR yet; may spring for an all-reg. next year.

220 Electronics is great for all reg players. I have a Pioneer that hasn't given me a second of trouble & plays everything.


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Post by: Matthias on May 13, 2011, 09:47:01 AM
Yeah, Young and Dangerous http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116456/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116456/). The first three are the best but they're all violent and wild HK flicks so if you're into that kind of thing they're all enjoyable.

Young and Dangerous series are good, need to revisit.
Also recommended is Moment Of Romance, great "wild youths lost in the big city" stuff. Not as violent as the Y&D films, but has a nice vibe.

Any Takashi Miike fans? So hard to keep up with his films. I think the most recent one i have seen was Sukiyaki Western Django a couple of years ago, stupid but good. Had the pleasure to watch it on a big screen. My favorite Miike films are his Black Society trilogy with Shinjuku Triad Society, Rainy Dog and Ley Lines. Depressive and bleak stuff.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 13, 2011, 06:20:14 PM
I had the Black Society set but remember very little about it. I think only 1 of the films I really liked at the time. 13 ASSASSINS is great! AUDITION is my fave plus I like the beginning of DEAD OR ALIVE and ICHI is ridiculous, over the top fun. Most of his work in the last few years, I have not seen. I didn't know he directed 13 ASSASSINS until it was over.


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Post by: humanpulp on May 13, 2011, 07:05:40 PM
i dont know how i feel about Takashi Miike. I have a soft spot for Dead or Alive, though most people dislike that film. Ishi the Killer is completely retarded, and at some points i feel, kind of unwatchable, though it is sleazy.

anyone a fan of HKIII films in general? Ebola Syndrome? The Untold Story, Red To Kill, Dr. Lamb, Shogun Sadism, etc etc?


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 14, 2011, 01:07:16 AM
SHOGUN SADISM is Japanese. Also check out INFERNO OF TORTURE & JOY OF TORTURE. I can't remember which of those is also known as OXEN-SPLIT TORTURE. There's also LYNCH LAW PUNISHMENT (I think?) but haven't seen it. The r2 dvd a few years ago was reported not to be great quality so I didn't spend the $30 on it.

One of my fave HK films is RUN & KILL. I've seen DR LAMB, RED TO KILL, THE UNTOLD STORY but on vhs years ago, most likely with no subs. Would love to see them all again. I keep meaning to pick up EBOLA SYNDROME but always forget about it. BLACK SUN MASSACRE is a must-see!

 I prefer Japanese films over HK. Huge fan of Jpn yakuza, pinky violence, roman porno, etc. Synapse is doing a bunch of Nikkatsu films, first few should be out sometime this year.


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Post by: Matthias on May 14, 2011, 11:29:35 AM
The Untold Story is retarded, but pretty fun! Does Story Of Ricky count as HKIII? Few films are better to get drunk to. Never been big on HK stuff either, well not Asian cinema at all really, just trying to keep up with the real gems there.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on May 14, 2011, 11:55:29 AM
Talking about Untold story, there is the "classic" CALIGULA - THE UNTOLD STORY. I once bought the dvd version, thinking I should have this crappy film in some easier format than VHS. And some evening I was showing friend that check out, how "real movie" has horse-handjob scene, and that was cut out... What a pointless cult movie re-issue to leave out just about only thing what makes it stand out of other ugly sleaze flicks.


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Post by: tiny_tove on May 16, 2011, 08:50:00 AM
yeah.
I got an uncut vhs of that in Italian, featuring the hardcore scenes as insert from Dutch VHS (I think Eng language with NL subs).
The inserts I remember should be:
- more explicit sex nudes at the beginning and in the swimming pool
- hardcore sex training for blonde slave (I can't recall the name of the actress, but she was a French journalist who enjoyed doing porn, didn't do much back in the days, but left a mark)
-explicit and gory impalement
- fat woman wanking horse during party
- expicit scenes during orgy
- more explicit torture for Michele Soavi

uncut version is completely pointless since artistically it points no value at all.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ARKHE on May 16, 2011, 09:22:10 AM
Saw HUNGER (2008, by Steve McQueen) the other night, great film about imprisoned IRA members on hunger strike in the early 80's. Very dynamic movie, from the vicious and violent abuse of the inmates to a 16min long one-take scene with Bobby Sands just talking to a priest, or an almost as long sequence of a cleaner shoveling floods of urine across the floor of a corridor. Beautiful photography. Seemed like the music was sparse and nice too, but the fat ugly bastard who lives above me was having a party so I heard more AC/DC than sounds from the tv...
Anyway, based on a true story about this Sands guy & his hunger strike, definitely relevant take on modern British history (with authentic Thatcher comments about these "cowardly terrorists")  that you rarely hear or think about in these days of feeble Royalist wedding hysteria etc...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986233/

Btw, was there any power electronics back in the 80's on the topic of IRA & Northern Ireland?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on May 16, 2011, 10:00:28 AM
rastoff dachau - prison diaries



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: yog on May 16, 2011, 11:59:38 AM
Btw, was there any power electronics back in the 80's on the topic of IRA & Northern Ireland?
Consumer Electronics - Fuck the IRA (track on the Neuengamme compilation) comes to mind.


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Post by: halthan on May 20, 2011, 04:06:49 PM
" The Taint"

Ööh... Really dont know what to think about it ?
Guess, if you like Troma-movies, then it´s for you.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1667133/

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-ZHst2kMg&feature=related


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Post by: humanpulp on May 21, 2011, 06:17:19 PM
BLACK SUN MASSACRE is a must-see!



you know, i have this but i have never watched it, and i have owned it for years. it was part of a limited box set containing this movie and the 3 proper MEN BEHIND THE SUN movies.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on May 21, 2011, 06:39:56 PM
Been on a Dario Argento kick lately. Watched Opera last night, Tenebrae last week and will be watching Deep Red soon. All great so far. Now I know what a lot of the clips in Skinny Puppy's Worlock video are from. :0


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 21, 2011, 08:07:20 PM
I'd love to have MEN BEHIND THE SUN. Is your boxset a U.S. release?

TERROR AT THE OPERA may be my fave Argento film. Followed by TENEBRAE, SUSPIRIA, & DEEP RED. I think the Blue Underground blu-rays will be must-own's for fans (DEEP RED is out now, I think). I like INFERNO but it just doesn't have the appeal as the others. Except for the underwater scene. I think it's one that needs multiple viewings over a period of time. I think BU has a BR of THE CAT O'NINE TAILS out now too. I'll probably break down for a player next year.


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Post by: humanpulp on May 22, 2011, 06:14:36 AM
I'd love to have MEN BEHIND THE SUN. Is your boxset a U.S. release?

to the best of my knowledge, it was a U.S. release, with distro from JAPAN SHOCK! from about 3 or 4 years back. limited to 1400 numbered pieces (i think). 4 DVDs + 40 glossy lobby cards from the movie. rad supplements/documentaries on the discs. what was weird is that the first 3 MBTS movies are in NTSC format, and BLACK SUN is in PAL format. kind of odd for a box set.
here is a link and if you scroll down there is a picture. http://forum.dvdtalk.com/international-dvd-talk/541567-men-behind-sun-limited-box-set-question.html (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/international-dvd-talk/541567-men-behind-sun-limited-box-set-question.html)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Matthias on May 24, 2011, 01:53:59 PM
Terror Express
Been on my want-to-see list for years, finally got my hands on the Camera Obscura dvd. A bunch of young, ruthless rich kids terrorizes passengers on a train. Silvia Dionisio might be the star here, but i prefer Zora Kerova. An obvious reference would be Night Train Murders, but Terror Express dosen't quite reach that one in level of pure J&B fueled terror and baaad vibes. Still a good one and recommended if you've already seen House On The Edge Of The Park, Last House On The Beach, Violence For Kicks etc and want more (and of course you do!). Camera Obscura once again delivers, feels pretty much as the Criterion of euro exploitation for the moment. Expensive dvds, but worth it.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 24, 2011, 10:01:07 PM
I felt the same way after TERROR EXPRESS. I didn't think it was as sleazy as NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS but interesting to see after waiting nearly 2 years to buy the dvd (as said, very nice release).

C.O. will be released WILD BEASTS this year. Screenshots look great & the movie sounds INSANE! PCP inthe water causes animals to start killing everyone or something like that. Forget the director but he's the mastermind behind a few of the infamous mondo films.


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Post by: Matthias on May 24, 2011, 11:10:03 PM
Yeah, Wild Beasts are actually getting a Swedish dvd release so i already have it on pre-order (releasedate tomorrow!), but i bet the Camera Obscura disc will beat the shit out of it. Apparently there is a new interview with Prosperi on it. Never seen the film so im excited anyway.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on May 25, 2011, 09:03:48 AM
TETSUO #1. Teenage years inspirational movie - and I'm sure it's classic many have seen. Black & white film of men turning into rusty metal machines. Drill-cock fuck death, rust mutation, will to assault the world,... great industrial soundtrack by Chu Ishikawa known also as Der Eisenrost. Essential for anyone into metal percussion industrial.
It has been looong time since I last saw it. On VHS dub. Recently decided to purchase DVD, and I look forward purchasing rest of his titles on dvd. Tetsuo #2 have seen so long ago, hardly recollections what it was. Tokyo Fist I saw in cinema when it came to Finlands alternative theaters. The others, I don't think I have even seen. Which is something I wonder why?! Any comments on his other directions? Trailers/previews looked interesting.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on May 25, 2011, 09:49:38 AM
Mikko, make yourself a present and check almost everything Tsukamoto has done (apart from the two horrible Tetsuo sequels).
Check especially the classy voyeuristic drama/comedy "A snake of June", and the short "Haze", that is possibly his masterpiece.
He should do more shorts.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on May 25, 2011, 06:50:29 PM
Mikko, make yourself a present and check almost everything Tsukamoto has done (apart from the two horrible Tetsuo sequels).
Check especially the classy voyeuristic drama/comedy "A snake of June", and the short "Haze", that is possibly his masterpiece.
He should do more shorts.


A snake of june is superb. Mikko will appreciate this, no doubt!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tisbor on May 28, 2011, 10:36:55 PM
Mikko, make yourself a present and check almost everything Tsukamoto has done (apart from the two horrible Tetsuo sequels).
Check especially the classy voyeuristic drama/comedy "A snake of June", and the short "Haze", that is possibly his masterpiece.
He should do more shorts.


also check vital, but yes just watch everything


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Post by: m. on May 29, 2011, 01:43:00 PM
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSkgGAwlbjsebuBUrIhWsQLlc0BkT8H-USL89ACixVVd85B7P8KTg)


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on May 30, 2011, 05:16:53 PM
Mikko, make yourself a present and check almost everything Tsukamoto has done (apart from the two horrible Tetsuo sequels).
Check especially the classy voyeuristic drama/comedy "A snake of June", and the short "Haze", that is possibly his masterpiece.
He should do more shorts.


also check vital, but yes just watch everything


Vital was very good. The kind of movie that really needs to be watched multiple times. Just visually it very enjoyable, real eye candy.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Niko on June 07, 2011, 08:34:22 PM
First Human Centipede movie was nothing special(except for Dieter Lasers performance) but the sequel seems bit more interesting.

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Unlike the first film, the sequel presents graphic images of sexual violence, forced defecation, and mutilation, and the viewer is invited to witness events from the perspective of the protagonist. Whereas in the first film the ‘centipede’ idea is presented as a revolting medical experiment, with the focus on whether the victims will be able to escape, this sequel presents the ‘centipede’ idea as the object of the protagonist’s depraved sexual fantasy.

The principal focus of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is the sexual arousal of the central character at both the idea and the spectacle of the total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder of his naked victims. Examples of this include a scene early in the film in which he masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original Human Centipede film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later in the film in which he becomes aroused at the sight of the members of the ‘centipede’ being forced to defecate into one another’s mouths, culminating in sight of the man wrapping barbed wire around his penis and raping the woman at the rear of the ‘centipede’. There is little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalised, degraded and mutilated for the amusement and arousal of the central character, as well as for the pleasure of the audience. There is a strong focus throughout on the link between sexual arousal and sexual violence and a clear association between pain, perversity and sexual pleasure.

It will also be interesting to see, what is so horrible in Human Centipede part 2 since it is already banned in UK but A Serbian Film for example isn't.

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The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) just got banned by the British Board of Film Classification, citing that it is "sexually violent and potentially obscene," according to Empire. The DVD cannot be legally distributed anywhere in the UK. The board also said that its "unacceptable material" is not fixable with cuts, but the filmmakers have six weeks to appeal.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 08, 2011, 12:52:03 AM
A SERBIAN FILM has been cut for the UK but I haven't read anything about which scenes were cut.

I watched GRIZZLY the other day. I love nature-goes-berserk films. The mauling scenes are fantastic as is the finale.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: dfylr on June 09, 2011, 12:15:46 AM
I was wondering about "Subconscious Cruelty the film" and if anyone recommends it,I checked out an article in Fangoria Magazine a while back calling it one of the most horrific films ever made,Iam somewhat curious yet skeptical if it really lives up to all the hype,Fangoria has failed before with their review of Paranormal Activity,in the end was no more then an in home remake of the Blair Witch Project,a terrible rendition of fright useing hand held cameras and corny story lines.

Some movies though fairly old I still find worthy of a good shock :

Audition
The Beyond
The Brood
The Entity
Clive Barkers Raw Head Rex (Uncut)
I Spit On Your Grave (original)

Begotten was also somewhat decent but not all that great,I liked the concept of the way it was filmed but it didnt seem to have much going on besides the intro were god suppositly killed himself then you have some strange woman stumbling around aimlessly representing mother nature with her ill begotten son (the messiah)? Strange and creative but could of been less involved makeing it a pretty good indy film but still far from a cult classic.




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: humanpulp on June 09, 2011, 12:16:16 AM
does anyone know anything about the new film called RED, WHITE & BLUE?

i have been hearing a lot of intriguing things from people who i do not view as credible sources.

EDIT: about SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY

i have not seen the film, but i remember seeing a documentary that came with the MANSON FAMILY dvd directed by Jim Van Bebber concerning a bunch of movies premiering at some canadian horror movie fest. the directors of S.C. were interviewed, and they really came off as a bunch of dorks trying really hard to come up with an explanation proving that their movie held a deeper meaning than to just shock or gross out. while i am all for mindless shlock sometimes, their insincerity and pretentiously sophisticated facade mixed with various scenes from the movie shown left a bad taste in my mouth. i wrote it off.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: dfylr on June 09, 2011, 12:23:40 AM
A SERBIAN FILM has been cut for the UK but I haven't read anything about which scenes were cut.

I watched GRIZZLY the other day. I love nature-goes-berserk films. The mauling scenes are fantastic as is the finale.

You may want to check out Prophecy (1979),not exceptionally great but a good nature goes off the shitter film.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: dfylr on June 09, 2011, 12:39:36 AM
does anyone know anything about the new film called RED, WHITE & BLUE?

i have been hearing a lot of intriguing things from people who i do not view as credible sources.

EDIT: about SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY

i have not seen the film, but i remember seeing a documentary that came with the MANSON FAMILY dvd directed by Jim Van Bebber concerning a bunch of movies premiering at some canadian horror movie fest. the directors of S.C. were interviewed, and they really came off as a bunch of dorks trying really hard to come up with an explanation proving that their movie held a deeper meaning than to just shock or gross out. while i am all for mindless shlock sometimes, their insincerity and pretentiously sophisticated facade mixed with various scenes from the movie shown left a bad taste in my mouth. i wrote it off.

I have not seen Red,White,& Blue however a good friend of mine said it was decent but was a bit drawn out in parts and didnt have the level of violence many reviews claimed,but like most movies its almost like you have to fork over a few bucks to see for yourself what could be only an adverage payoff.

With S.C,I have heard quit a few bad remarks about the directors aswell as the producers,and I just read an e-mail a friend sent me stateing how it was a typical low fi shock film useing cheese to pander to a cult based audience,may have to pass this one up aswell.Thanks again,I really appreciate the heads up here.


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Post by: UGRA on June 09, 2011, 04:42:14 AM
When I saw Subconscious Cruelty, I knew nothing about the directors and their blahblahblah. I just got a copy with a friend of mine and watched it.
It´s not groundbreaking, and sometimes it is, indeed, a little bit pretentious. But it has some good gory fun as well and the sound is often interesting. It´s worth a try, I think.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 15, 2011, 12:48:35 AM
PROPHECY is great. Mutant bears. Love FOOD OF THE GODS too. Missed out on a cheap, used dvd of Prophecy not too long ago.

SUB. CRUELTY starts off ok but then turns to shit. The 2dvd Dutch rel. I have has the better film, DIVIDED INTO ZERO, directed by Mitch Davis. If you want to see an old
man insert razor's into a girl's mouth, there ya go. It is an arty film but way more interesting than S.C.

RED, WHITE, & BLUE looks good. Plan on renting it soon.


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Post by: Tenebracid on June 15, 2011, 02:32:09 AM
SHOGUN'S SADISM (1976) good mix of japanese hilarious humor and violence in ancient japan.. some cool gore scenes specially for 1976 like the dismembering of the girl in the cover and excellent intro credits using b&w "classic death photos" that everybody has seen in the internet days but not in 1976 for sure.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 18, 2011, 05:02:55 AM
In the middle of RED, WHITE, & BLUE now and it's definitely dragging...

RED, WHITE, &BLUE is dumber than a box of wet hair. The end is violent but really stupid as are all the characters & dialouge.


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Post by: pontifx on June 18, 2011, 11:48:34 PM
saw VII.
haven't been a big fan after the first one. part VII is too typical hollywood horror cinema. but I really enjoyed the pretty intense gore sequences. seems they wanted to put the violence to a maximum. surprisingly entertaining therefore.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on June 25, 2011, 12:30:52 AM
So I borrowed The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover from a friend almost 9 months ago, he has both hassled me and derided me (rightly so) about watching it/not watching it all this time. I've finally watched it, just finished in fact.... what a stupid cunt I've been! I'm almost lost for words on how good it is. Gambon is terrifyingly good and Helen Mirren is chillingly wonderful.


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Post by: jake on June 25, 2011, 01:35:47 AM
I SAW THE DEVIL
Enjoyable revenge movie with plenty of violence and gore.


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Post by: P-K on June 25, 2011, 02:15:21 AM
last few days :
-la haine.....great!
-Iceman......frozen caveman emo drama,
-Amsterdamned ....Dutsch 80ies slasher diver (something for The Rita?), pretty original
-Hot Love ....comp of Buttgereit's shorts......Pappi really gripped me....
-Enter The Void ....WIN!
-Into Eternity .....docu about the Onkalo bunker for nuclear waste, good!
-Tournée.....French burlsque feelgood roadmovie full of big busty tattooed girls, yeah!
-started watching the Edge Of Darkness BBC series....80's crime/detective, pretty grim imho.


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Post by: kettu on June 28, 2011, 11:18:07 AM
the walking death 1st season

I shotgunned it in one go, very good.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Tenebracid on June 29, 2011, 01:12:52 PM
herzog's nosferatu - excellent.....and it features the two greatest pair of eyes in cinema, adjani & kinski.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on July 09, 2011, 11:41:22 PM
Just re-watched Cronenberg's Crash. Wow, a lot better than I remembered it. The one scene where the main characters mingle with car accident victims at the scene and take pictures is just perfect. What happened to Cronenberg? Why did he turn to shit?!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 13, 2011, 02:49:18 AM
Watched Woo's THE KILLER the other night plus THE THING FROM OUTER SPACE.

Just received Bruno Mattei's LIBIDO MANIA along with EMOBODIMENT OF EVIL and KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS.

NIGHTMARE 2-disc dvd set has been preordered (best price is available from DVD Pacific). Rel date is the 26th.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on July 13, 2011, 12:47:14 PM
Watched Woo's THE KILLER the other night plus THE THING FROM OUTER SPACE.

Just received Bruno Mattei's LIBIDO MANIA

The Camera Obscura edition?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 14, 2011, 11:51:47 PM
Yes, released by C.Obscura. Is there another release for LIBIDO MANIA? I haven't watched it yet.

Also recently picked up KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS w/Willian Shatner, THE WITCHMAKER, and EMBODIMENT OF EVIL. Will get to watching this weekend. Hot as hell around here...

Oh, and have NIGHTMARE 2-disc set preordered. Hoping it ships next week. Release date is the 26th. Early reports are very good for the 3 transfers.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: humanpulp on July 15, 2011, 08:49:41 AM
watched lately:

SLEDGEHAMMER- dvd
BAISE MOI- dvd
ANATOMY OF HELL- dvd
CRUISING- dvd
NIGHT OF THE DEMON- dvd
ILSA: SHE WOLF OF THE SS- dvd


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on July 16, 2011, 09:46:50 AM
Yes, released by C.Obscura. Is there another release for LIBIDO MANIA? I haven't watched it yet.

I think not. The Camera Obscura DVDs are very expensive, do you have cheap suggestions ?


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Post by: JHC on July 16, 2011, 03:23:02 PM
ANATOMY OF HELL- dvd

How was this??....have wanted to check it out for a bit as the screenshots I've seen look quite nice.

Some last stuffs viewed:

Synecdoche, New York
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383028/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383028/)

In 3 Tagen bist du tot 2 (Dead in 3 Days 2)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1188993/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1188993/)

Splinter
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1031280/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1031280/)

Mum & Dad
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129428/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129428/)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 16, 2011, 09:43:32 PM
The only cheap suggestion would be finding a link to download it. Packaging/design on their releases are nice so I don't mind buying if I know there's no more affordable alternative coming any time soon. Seriously doubt TERROR EXPRESS or LIBIDO MANIA will ever get a US release...

KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS last night. SCANNERS right now...

Also most of BLOODY BIRTHDAY earlier.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Matthias on July 17, 2011, 02:13:39 PM
Footprints
Finally got around to watch this borderline-giallo by underrated director Luigi Bazzoni. Florinda Bolkan stars as a translator caught in a maze-like situation of memory loss and strange dreams. Klaus Kinski shows up as well as the annoying kid from Deep Red/Who Saw Her Die. Almost exceptionally slow-moving film with truly beautiful cinematography. The scene where Bolkan gets chased by astronauts on a beach is just pure gold. Highest recommendations. (Shameless DVD looks pretty good, although different print sources obviously been used)

Dogtooth
Heard good things about this one but was fairly disappointed. Typical modern filmfestival crap with that annoying "provocative" touch which here often just feels lame and poorly executed. Director Giorgos Lanthimos comes out as a poor mans Michael Haneke. A few good scenes but overall just uninteresting. Might be better on a second watch or on a big screen, who knows.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Tenebracid on July 18, 2011, 01:52:16 PM
i saw the devil - good visuals but weak story.
red white blue - awful.
viva la muerte! - no need to comment.
wizard of gore
bloodsucking freaks
¿quién puede matar a un niño?
la morte vivante - loved it, i need to watch more rollin.
assault! jack the ripper


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: andy vomit on July 22, 2011, 08:09:15 PM
When I saw Subconscious Cruelty, I knew nothing about the directors and their blahblahblah. I just got a copy with a friend of mine and watched it.
It´s not groundbreaking, and sometimes it is, indeed, a little bit pretentious. But it has some good gory fun as well and the sound is often interesting. It´s worth a try, I think.

i made it about halfway through and i had to turn it off.  WAY too many unnecessary, over the top post production effects, acting and dialogue were horrible, and i found the whole thing generally uninteresting.  it's a shame, too; a lot of people who's taste i respect recommended it to me. 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 22, 2011, 08:11:25 PM
Is DIVIDED INTO ZERO on the Sub.Cruelty disc you tried to watch? It's a more interesting film...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: andy vomit on July 22, 2011, 08:12:51 PM
i watched a downloaded copy, so no.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 22, 2011, 10:26:19 PM
Well d/l DIVIDED...

LIBIDOMANIA is pretty good. Lots of stuff you'll wish were real. Maybe more interesting than all the really sick stuff kids are watching online everyday...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on July 28, 2011, 07:16:31 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SPYL8UC1UCY/S8r0kVw5nMI/AAAAAAAACZw/aNSO_cWQ5XM/s1600/Import+Export+(2007).jpg)

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/07/31/arts/31import_600.jpg)

IMPORT EXPORT

Lost for words. Grimness to another level.


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Post by: Tenebracid on July 29, 2011, 04:18:24 PM
import/export may be his best and most accomplished work to date but everything by Ulrich Seidl is brilliant.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on August 14, 2011, 12:01:47 PM
Have had Herzog/Kinski box set of 5 dvd's sitting in shelves for long. First borrowed from friend, and then bought my own copy for few euros in 2nd hand shop. While his films are great, they also sometimes demand special state of mind.

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
1972, fucking brilliant failure of crusaders/conquerors. Great jungle river landscape with almost none of the enemy (indians) seen. Just bizarre "road movie" in 1500's style and supposedly been influence for atmosphere of Apocalypse Now.

Fitzcarraldo
1982, 10 years later, very similar location, but very different movie. Kinski is odd conqueror who wasted his money on failed railroads over mountains. Attempts to do business with ice. Everybody else get rich with rubber production. Obsessed with opera and the vision of bringing european style operahouse in middle of south american jungle, he goes into absurd goal of pulling full size steam boat through jungle covered mountain.. to reach another river and untouched rubber trees. No tricks used in film, but they did it just like movie depicts. Two and half hours of utmost brilliance.

In Finland these Future Film authored dvd's are found cheap in 2nd hand shops. Recommended for anyone. Great music too.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 14, 2011, 04:37:41 PM
Just watches Cobre Verde myself the other night. Very good but I don't think anything can really top Aguirre. It seems like Kinski is/was Aguirre.

Also watched My Greatest Fiend about Herzogs and Kinski's relationship which is quite interesting and filled with some wild stories.


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Post by: ARKHE on August 14, 2011, 06:06:52 PM
Didn't the indian tribes in Fitzcarraldo offer to assassinate Kinski, for Herzog? I think that's mentioned in the documentary. Pretty... turbulent character. Nosferatu is also amazing.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 14, 2011, 06:13:24 PM
Yes they did. I think there are probably a number of people who would have killed Kinski.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 14, 2011, 11:40:53 PM
The only film with Kinski I can think of that I like is CRAWLSPACE.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 17, 2011, 05:39:24 AM
Going Nip tonight. Branded to Kill which is just too awesome for words. Visually and logically nuts 60s Yakuza film and Miike's Dead or Alive which is the film equivalent of cocaine. Funny to see how the genre has changed. Yakuza flicks can really be a vehicle for anything.

Also watched The Cannonball Run. I don't think this is movie is really as funny unless you're from the States. Truly a product of it's time when drinking and driving was okay and when Farah Fawcett was still hot. Despite being "PG" it's pretty racist with Jackie Chan as the Japanese driver with an utter lack of subtitles a Jew as the Arab and Sammy Davis Jr playing a catholic priest. Good stuff and definitely a good drinking movie.


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Post by: P-K on August 18, 2011, 11:29:39 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166808/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166808/) .......dark !


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on August 18, 2011, 11:40:19 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166808/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166808/) .......dark !

Agree, very awesome and disturbing movie.

I should like to take this opportunity to say that yesterday Gualtiero Jacopetti is passed away. he was the famous director of a large amount of mondo movies. RIP


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 18, 2011, 08:09:48 PM
Concrete, have you seen THE YAKUZA PAPERS films by director of BATTLE ROYALE? Those are excellant. I love Yakuza films esp. VIOLENT STREET (on Japanese dvd; there are boot rel's with Engl subs that may be a vhs rip but looks good or the Jpn dvd isn't that great of a transfer). There was once a guy called Cannibal King who fan-subbed a bunch of Yakuza films before any were released in the U.S. I think his website is still around but I can't think of the name which was changed from C.K.

DEAD OR ALIVE is ok but the first 10 minutes or so is great!


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 18, 2011, 08:42:26 PM
Haven't seen the Yakuza Papers but I did see Graveyard of Honor by Fukasaku which is really violent and bloody. Miike actually did a remake of that one if I remember correctly. I saw another of Fukasaku's yakuza flicks but I can't I remember which.

Gotta love the scene in Dead or Alive where the guy drowns the Chinese stripper in a kiddie pool filled with shit, post-gangbang. That's classy stuff!


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Post by: Matthias on August 18, 2011, 08:49:50 PM
I enjoyed Miikes Graveyard Of Honor a lot, but i haven't seen the original. Need to check out the Yakuza Papers.
Not a big fan of the DOA trilogy, but they have their moments for sure.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 19, 2011, 03:23:12 AM
GRAVEYARD OF HONOR is bleak.

Other yakuza films I would recommend: VIOLENT STREETS, STREET MOBSTER, OUTLAW KILLERS: 3 MAD DOG BROTHERS, HOKURIKU PROXY WAR, MACHINEGUN DRAGON, COPS VS THUGS + the YAKUZA PAPERS films.


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Post by: kettu on August 19, 2011, 10:53:12 PM
I went to see this new planet of the apes flick. I dont really have that much to say about it. it was fine but I cant imagine why I would want to see it again. I was kind of obsessed with the first ones as a kid. the nightmarish soundtrack especially comes to mind whenever I think of the first one.

there needs to be diehard editions of these re(hash)makes, extra 20-60 minutes of monkees doing monkey business in the revolution and populating the planet. and predtor hunting alien with only humancharacters as bait in the huntingfest. since they already have the costumes on, its just bad business to not exploit the situation. every je...producer should know this.

I saw some buzz around new aliens movie... im  exited about it.

edit: I splept on it and yeah the apes movie was kind of shitty. I was clearly in denial and should have gone to see captain america instead.


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Post by: Tenebracid on August 25, 2011, 01:31:41 PM
La noche de Walpurgis (1970) - one of the best Paul Naschy films i've seen so far, next to watch are Inquisicion and El caminante.

La semana del asesino (1972) - gritty and bleak spanish serial killer film by the director of classic "cine kinki" films like el pico 1 & 2 or una gota de sangre para morir amando aka the spanish clockwork orange.

Una vela para el diablo (1973) - another 70s gem of horror from spain, great use of symbolism using religious imagery and that rough depressing atmosphere of Franco's spain.

The legend of hell house (1973) - classic haunted house/parapsychology film.

Don't look now (1973) - slow, elegant and highly atmospheric psychological horror, the streets and canals of Venice are like another character in the movie. loved that ending.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on September 02, 2011, 02:35:36 AM
From Beyond (1986) - By Gordon Stewart - This was fun. Pretty heavy gore, a good looking blonde in leather and Ken Foree. The camp level is high but and there's nothing really scary about it but I like the idea of genius/eunuch who is so sex obsessed he's got to stimulate his 6th sense!!! That's my kind of science. They special effects are pretty solid even though they're corny. Reminds me a lot of The Thing with all the wet, sticky mutating flesh. I think few beers definitely increase the enjoyment of this one.

Watching The Resurrected (1992) tonight, based on HP Lovecraft's "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward". Directed by Dan O'Bannon, I'm interested to see if it's any good. I love the original story so I'm hoping it's treated with care.


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Post by: moozz on September 02, 2011, 10:39:39 AM
From Beyond (1986) - By Gordon Stewart - This was fun. Pretty heavy gore, a good looking blonde in leather and Ken Foree. The camp level is high but and there's nothing really scary about it but I like the idea of genius/eunuch who is so sex obsessed he's got to stimulate his 6th sense!!! That's my kind of science. They special effects are pretty solid even though they're corny. Reminds me a lot of The Thing with all the wet, sticky mutating flesh. I think few beers definitely increase the enjoyment of this one.

That would be Stuart Gordon. Your post made me want to see this one again after like 20 years but unfortunately I don't have the VHS anymore. Gotta do some DVD shopping. Re-Animator is another great one by Gordon.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on September 02, 2011, 04:48:10 PM
Yeah, typo on my part. This was the first movie by him I've seen. I know the Re-Animator is supposed to be a cult-classic and all that I've just never got around to watching it.

I did get halfway through the The Resurrected last night. It's okay... but I think it try too hard to be SpoOooOOOkkkyy. And it's not. Plus the setting and characters are different. Eh....

I wasn't convinced so I just started re-watching the first season of Twin Peaks instead.


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Post by: P-K on September 19, 2011, 07:05:59 PM
i was SO looking forward to the last Reel23-release:
(http://www.filmfreaks.nl/media/inlays/WaaromInlay.jpg)
turned out to be a worthless piece of junk, avoid!!! 70minutes of blurry & glitchy phone-cam were almost nothing happens, and the stuff that happens is way too out of focus to make sense. worthless   :-(
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014783/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014783/)


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Post by: Levas on September 20, 2011, 02:50:40 PM
Last weeks:

Children... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1861982/) - Very nice Korean movie about 5 missing children. Based on true events. It's more not a crime movie, but psichological overview of persons who take part in these events. 7/10

Hellfire (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113287/) - Rather boring movie about unfinished symphony that is connected with murders and thus the woman wants to finish this symphony and everyone starts to die. 3/10

Centre Forward / Jungang Gonggyeogsu - North Korean movie about football player. Politics, fires in human hearts and so on. I'm always fascinated by North Korean movies. Love them 10/10

Cycling Chronicles: Landscapes the Boy Saw (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0459168/) - Artsy movie about a boy who did something horrible and now he's traveling on his bike. So it's mainly about the picturesque environment he passes though the movie itself is not that good. 6/10

Dust Devil (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104155/) - Very nice horror flick. Shamanism, killings of women, deserts and so on. Just didn't like the end of this. Overall - good 8/10

Eréndira la indomable (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0445960/) - Movie about how a woman fights against conquistadors. It's not only the storyline, but also the movie itself is very beautifully filmed, Spanish people with masks, locals etc etc. Very good 9/10

Finisterrae (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1794790/) - Didn't expect anything from this, but it's indeed very calm and good movie about two ghosts who travels to some place where they could leave the earth. Quite artsy, but nice and slow. Recommended to those who are into such weirdnesses. 10/10

Girls Town (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052850/) - Was expecting more of this movie. Now it's just meh. some rape, some tits and loads of shit-talk. 4/10

Twins (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1255953/) - Rather smart movie. I see he's won many prizes and so on. Not bad, but nothing too excellent. Twins are travelling to arabic country where their mother was born and so little by little they know MANY DARK SECRETS ABOUT blah blah their mothers' life and so on. 8/10

Summer Rental (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090098/) - Very nice comedy with John Candy. Nostalghia, heh. But apart from that it is also funny and cute (!!!) movie 9/10

Meet the Applegates (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100129/) - Another old-school comedy that most of you should've seen i guess. Applegates are in fact mantis that came to live with people for their destructive plan and so on. Nice 7/10

Memories of Murder (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0353969/) - Yet another good Korean psychological crime about unsolved murders. Liked it even better than the children. 9/10

Mutilation mile (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1443355/) - Two brothers are going on the killing spree after they find their uncle dead. I don't know if there exist any other movie where the word FUCK is repeated more often. Quality product of Ron atkinson. Good. 8/10

My Demon Lover (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093589/) - Boring supposed to be comedy/horror. the man becomes a demon when he gets a boner. avoid. 2/10

O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089714/) - Polish postapocalyptic movie. Various dramas etc etc. Not very good 5/10

Odgrobadogroba (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0476323/) - Slovenian comedy. Excellent comedy in fact about the guy who gives funeral speeches. Dark one. Love it. 9/10

P (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449629/) - Usually Thai horror is not bad, but this one was awful. It's like seeing some soap opera, but with some voodoo and so on involved. barely finished watching it. avoid. 2/10

Pouta (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1359434/) - Perhaps the best or one of the best movies from this whole bunch. Political regime vs single person. It's not as good as Brazil, but truly better than 1984 for me. 10/10

Põrgu (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475702/) - Visually very nice short animation from Estonia. 8/10

Susuk Pocong (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431156/) - Indonesian horror. As always, voodoo, love, etc etc. At first it was very good, then the middle of the movie was quite boring, but at the end it was also quite interesting to watch. 6/10

El charro de las Calaveras (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0281713/) - If you ever start wondering whether westerns could be interesting anymore or not - watch this mexican weirdnes. The guy with the mask vs werewolf and so on. Excellent 8/10

Vulgar (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120467/) - I was expecting much more. and this is only some whining about the misfortunes blah blah. very mediocre. 5/10

Also there was a bunch of dystopian movies that i watched, but i'm too lazy to write about them:

[1990 - Hardware - Uncut Red Edition]
[Absolon]
[Avalon]
[Casshern]
[Cherry 2000]
[CL.One]
[Code 46]
[Creation of the Humanoids]
[Cyborg.1989.DVDRip.XviD-Thunder]
[Dark City]
[Death Machine]
[Encrypt]
[Escape From N.Y]
[Escape.From.L.A]


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 25, 2011, 06:01:46 PM
Electric Glide in Blue. I remember I saw this from TV sometime back in 80's as youngster. I was in DVD shop and the owner ask am I looking for something specific. So I said "Machine Girl" and then said there's ton of biker films, but I saw this one thing years ago about.... and with just couple details given and c. 30 seconds of search in shelves, he had the dvd in his hand.
Back then it felt like very brutal movie, and... in a way it is. I hope movies still looked like this. Quality of film, colors and sound is just perfect. Arizona biker cop waiting for more from his career. Violence, funky music, drugs, erected nipples, bikers, hippies, police brutality,...

Machine Girl is Japanese ultra gore. Yakuza boss son is leader of youth gang who bullies other kids. Boy get killed and his sister takes revenge on the gang. With machine-gun attached to her amputated hand. Extremely exaggerated orgy of blood. It's better than many of the very amateurish japanese splatter flicks, but this is more like humor film after all. In Finland released by Night Vision with subtitles.



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Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 25, 2011, 07:25:10 PM
ELECTRIC GLIDE IN BLUE is pretty good. I've seen it on tv a few times over the years.

CROPSEY- this is a documentary about the disappearances of a handful of mentally handicapped children on Staten Island NY in the '70s- '80s. Worth checking out as it has EVERYTHING great about '80s crime: rumours of devil worship (The Process Church is dragged into it as some happened at the same time as Son of Sam), homeless men passing around children in sex rings in an abandoned hospital for fucked up kids, lots of footage roaming around underground tunnels underneath the hospital, creepy witnesses, creepy man who was arrested for the crimes basically on no real evidence (where's the ACLU?!? wait, he's not the right color)... There's footage from when the hospital was in operation taken by Geraldo Rivera investigating on how bad the conditions were (kids nude, in filth laying on bare floors).


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Post by: Stridulum on September 25, 2011, 09:19:38 PM
There's this US film that in Italy is called ELECTRA GLIDE, which as far as I remember has the same plot you guys are talking about... could it be the original title is actually ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE?


EDIT - I checked and it is ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE indeed.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on September 26, 2011, 11:24:39 AM
I have this on DVD and recently saw it again. It IS Electra Glide in Blue. After the motorcycle called Electra Glide used by the cops in the film. It was directed by the guy who managed Chicago at the time. Several members of the band are in the film and the rockband playing live in one scene might even be them. This is from the time when Chicage were still a decent rockband. Hard to believe I know but check the first album. Not bad at all.

It also has the tragic Robert Blake who is slowly becoming a favourite actor. While EGIB has its flaws (director ran out of money and had to finish it sooner than planned) it's a good watch. Very 70's American which could be my favourite "genre". Before that I watched another film featuring Blake called In Cold Blood. The Truman Capote book about the murder of an entire family in Kansas in the 50's. Now this is a fucking great film all the way. Great soundtrack by Quincy Jones as well.

If anyone knows more good films featuring Robert Blake then let me know.


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Post by: Salamanauhat on September 26, 2011, 11:27:56 AM
Fitzcarraldo

Obsessed with opera and the vision of bringing european style operahouse in middle of south american jungle, he goes into absurd goal of pulling full size steam boat through jungle covered mountain.. to reach another river and untouched rubber trees. No tricks used in film, but they did it just like movie depicts. Two and half hours of utmost brilliance.

Watched this recently, and got totally hypnotized. Also saw the documentary Pestdemon mentioned, My Best Fiend. Utterly amusing, especially this assassination detail, and the story about Herzog threatening to shoot both Kinski and himself..! Men of passion. However, Both Herzog's vision and how they practically managed to do this movie seems so interesting that one is almost prompted to get hold of this. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0061575542/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_g14_i3?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0ZA2YE5JWJGSMSY7EJ90&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294)

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One of the most revered of contemporary filmmakers, Werner Herzog kept a diary during the making of "Fitzcarraldo", the lavish 1982 film that tells the story of a would-be robber baron who pulls a steamship over a hill to access a rich rubber territory. Later, Herzog spoke of his difficulties when making the film, including casting problems, reshoots, language barriers, epic clashes with the star, and the logistics of moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects.




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Post by: Stridulum on September 26, 2011, 04:42:45 PM
If anyone knows more good films featuring Robert Blake then let me know.

Wasn't he also the lead star in the US cop drama series BARETTA?

That one was heavily broadcasted here in Italy during the 80's, even in prime time, alongside other cop dramas like Kojak. Now it's all late night stuff.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on September 26, 2011, 05:13:43 PM
Watched two very different movies last night. First, Kurosawa's Yojimbo. Great spaghetti western meets samurai action style. Over all I thought it was more humorous than anything. Admittedly I have not watched too much Kurosawa for some reason or another but this was great.

Second was In The Realm of the Senses by Nagisa Oshima. Pretty much the most sex I've seen in a film that wasn't a porno. I honestly thought some of the best scenes had nothing to do with fucking at all. Having it pretty accurately depict real events definitely adds to the movie. I felt there was a real weight of fatalism on both of the characters, like they knew it was going to end poorly the whole time. The main actor was quite good and had me laughing a lot which I didn't expect.


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Post by: P-K on September 26, 2011, 07:10:44 PM
another film featuring Blake called In Cold Blood. The Truman Capote book about the murder of an entire family in Kansas in the 50's. Now this is a fucking great film all the way. Great soundtrack by Quincy Jones as well.

def a must-see , classic !


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on September 26, 2011, 08:25:59 PM
If anyone knows more good films featuring Robert Blake then let me know.

Wasn't he also the lead star in the US cop drama series BARETTA?

That one was heavily broadcasted here in Italy during the 80's, even in prime time, alongside other cop dramas like Kojak. Now it's all late night stuff.

He certainly was. Then things took a bad turn for him. Poor guy. Good actor though. Underrated perhaps.


another film featuring Blake called In Cold Blood. The Truman Capote book about the murder of an entire family in Kansas in the 50's. Now this is a fucking great film all the way. Great soundtrack by Quincy Jones as well.

def a must-see , classic !

I stumbled upon it in my local Tesco and although I had no idea what it was it just reeked of quality so I bought it. Cost me all of 1 pound. I've watched it several times now and I'm yet to find any flaws in it. Great film!


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Post by: Levas on September 27, 2011, 06:58:53 PM
Deep Down (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109588/) - Nothing special. Thriller about the youngster who falls in love with the nice neighbor lady and he dreams about her and fucks her and so on and finally it appears that she was not such a good woman after all. 6/10

Escape from New York (http://) - Nice dystopian movie about the future New York, gangs in it and searches for president that should be somewhere there. Enjoyable flick. 8/10

Diary of a rape (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067076/) - Good calm movie. The main role in the movie - tits of Christina Lindberg. Not many things happening. She loves her boyfriend, but also she quite likes when someone slightly punishes her and is not so tender towards her. 8/10

Blood Diner (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092669/) - Horror flick about the cannibalism and human meat. Two brother tries to bring back some goddess and kills various women. Easily watchable flick. 9/10


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Post by: martialgodmask on September 29, 2011, 01:05:03 PM
Watched "The Lovely Bones" the other night. Poor. Made by Peter Jackson and stinks of it. Story could have been interesting but spoilt by over-indulgent dreamy sequences with rubbish effects and characters portrayed unconvincingly by the likes of Wahlberg. Even Susan Sarandon was a let down.

Annoying narrative too, with central murdered character telling the story as if alive but after her own death.


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Post by: Niko on October 09, 2011, 07:33:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AexrcI6mXng

Pretty intense rant(finnish language only), have to check out the whole movie.


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Post by: Niko on October 09, 2011, 10:21:51 PM
David Hess is dead, time rewatch all his classics.

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The children of horror legend David Hess have updated his Facebook account to reveal the sad news that the actor has passed away. He was 69 years old.

"It is with great sadness that we have said our last goodbyes to our beloved dad and friend to all," said the statement. "David passed away peacefully last night. The Mad Hessian lives on in his family, friends, and all of his devoted fans. Sing a song in celebration of his life."

Hess is best known for playing Krug Stillo in Wes Craven's "The Last House on the Left." He also starred in "House on the Edge of the Park" and re-teamed with Craven for "Swamp Thing," playing the villain. The actor most recently completed "Smash Cuts," opposite Sasha Grey.

Read more: http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=23047#ixzz1aJllWjwi


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Post by: humanpulp on October 11, 2011, 12:01:38 AM
i just picked up THE BASEMENT, unreleased late 80's SOV bottom of the barrel splatter horror trash released on Camp Motion Pictures. the DVD comes packaged in a VHS bigbox and includes a VHS copy of the movie. also included are DVD versions of VIDEO VIOLENCE 1 and 2, CANNIBAL CAMPOUT, and CAPTIVES which is another unreleased piece of trash. i dont know if anyone else enjoys this garbage, but fuck knows i do.


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Post by: Salamanauhat on October 16, 2011, 06:33:26 PM
Aki Kaurismäki - Ariel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKgOhbBIKu4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKgOhbBIKu4) ...


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 16, 2011, 09:16:20 PM
WAKE WOOD- 2nd Hammer Prod film; it's ok.
YELLOW BRICK ROAD- sucks.

Re-watching THE WALKING DEAD series now. 2nd Season starts tonight...


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Post by: martialgodmask on October 17, 2011, 06:46:05 PM
Re-watching THE WALKING DEAD series now. 2nd Season starts tonight...

Hoping to grab some kind of stream or download of this this week as it'll take ages for S02 to hit a UK Freeview channel I'd imagine. Really enjoyed the first series, as much as some of the artistic license employed was frustrating at times it still held up well as a short sharp introduction to the story. Probably best zombie-related in a long while? Not a great accolade I guess, competition hardly steep but still!


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Post by: JHT on October 23, 2011, 11:07:15 AM
HOBGOBLINS (1988) – Written and directed by Rick Sloane. One of those Gremlins rip-offs. Unusually entertaining horror trash-comedy:  cheap and stupid enough and the plot goes forward without hesitation. This is very much the same category as Troll 2. Maybe I should watch also the sequel Hobgoblins 2 made in 2009.


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Post by: P-K on October 23, 2011, 05:49:53 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825248/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825248/) good movie, but could've gone deeper.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on October 23, 2011, 06:42:20 PM
Reminds me of that French war film Days of Glory I mentioned here 18 months or so ago about the North Africans who fought for and in France during WWII. The film mentions the effort, the sacrifice and how they in the end got fucked over by France. What it failed to mention is how they raped the shit out of anything female in sight. The Italians found out the hard way and so did (I think) the fair maidens of Baden-Wurttemberg. Just though I'd mention it.

That's French rape, now lets have some French incest. I saw a film called My Mother yesterday. Based on a book by Georges Bataille and starring the still pretty hot Isabelle Huppert. One more reason to admire the French. Dirty bastards!

As I've always refused to see it I stumbled into the last 20 minutes of Schindlers List yesterday. Holy shit what an embarrassing film. The part where Schindler breaks down because "I could have saved more" is awful beyond words. Neeson was never one of my favourite actors but fucking hell, he should have more dignity than to do this shit. Stating the obvious I know but for fucks sake does this film get as much flack as it should? I hope so!



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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 25, 2011, 01:36:51 AM
HEAVY METAL- haven't seen the animated film in years. still pretty cool.


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Post by: Si Clark on October 25, 2011, 10:01:28 AM
YELLOW SEA - Korean film about a guy searching for his wife who has to carry out an assassination. The director's previous film was called 'The Chaser' which I highly recommend, a cop/serial killer chase film with similar feel to Seven in it's tone. Anyway, this one is very brutal. No guns here, just lots of knives and axes. Lots of dead bodies. Beautifully shot and well put together. The Korean films that I have seen all seem to have a very similar sense of humour which I love.


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Post by: martialgodmask on October 25, 2011, 02:20:45 PM
Re-watching THE WALKING DEAD series now. 2nd Season starts tonight...

Hoping to grab some kind of stream or download of this this week as it'll take ages for S02 to hit a UK Freeview channel I'd imagine. Really enjoyed the first series, as much as some of the artistic license employed was frustrating at times it still held up well as a short sharp introduction to the story. Probably best zombie-related in a long while? Not a great accolade I guess, competition hardly steep but still!

Ok we've had two episodes of S02 and...it's going pretty well I think. Managed to find decent streams of both, annoying having to wait a week between but still. Character development is mostly interesting, but search for lost girl is getting tedious. Surprised to see a splattered (chunks and all) baby car seat in episode 2, quite a dark moment.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 26, 2011, 01:42:44 AM
Yeah, THE WALKING DEAD is going good. Agree on the missing girl; should at least give some sort of hint of where she went instead of just walking all over the place.

T.W.D. is definitely better than AMERICAN HORROR STORY which started out ok but the 3rd episode was nothing but a goddamn soap opera. The first 15 minutes of pilot were the strongest moments. Jessica Lange steals every scene she's in being batshit crazy with her creepy mongoloid daughter (her character's words).


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Post by: tiny_tove on October 26, 2011, 10:01:12 AM
agree on both.
TWD is keeping good and deliver very intense moments in each episode. A good balance between survival tale and gore.

American horror story first episode was classic, but it is getting boring.


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Post by: martialgodmask on October 26, 2011, 12:30:35 PM
Agreed, I think the balance has been struck well and if it can maintain it then it'll be worth seeing through. Anyone know how many episodes this series/season?

Scott Wilson is excellent as Hershel. In fact, the casting has been pretty good right across the board.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 03, 2011, 08:27:03 PM
AM.HORROR STORY has turned into total shit.

Has anyone seen the Brit. docu-drama about Fred & Rose West, APPROPRIATE ADULT?

Recently watched THE DEVIL'S BRIDE , one of my fave Hammer films despite it not being all that good & runs a bit too long.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on November 03, 2011, 11:59:47 PM
Watched Herzog's Nosferatu twice last weekend. Very nice. It's the only movie I've seen with Isabelle Adjani but it won't be the last. I know a while back the film Possession was discussed here, gotta track that one down.

Also I watched Nightmare on Elm Street the other week. I think the film works really well if you look at it as an allegory about the perils of methamphetamine addiction. Nancy's revulsion and fear of sleep, the hidden coffee makers, the psychosis. Clearly the directors anticipated the meth-boom of the '90s and 2000s.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 11, 2011, 02:46:41 AM
MELANCHOLIA- slow as shit. First 30 minutes felt like an hour. It's a bit less than an hour in if you want to see her tits which is the only reason to watch it. SPOILER: it takes over 2 hours for the world to end & that's way too long.


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Post by: tiny_tove on November 13, 2011, 08:30:02 PM
Human centipede 2
The first was funny, the idea made it cult, but beside the leading villain, it wasn't that great.
THIS is nasty shit, maybe a little bit too long, but definitely wins and oscar for filth and violence and has one of the most disturbing leading characters ever. Funny to know he is specialist in kids acts.
This shows what had not been shown in the first, so expect plenty of splatter, gore and shit.
Hilarious at moment, but definitely not always.
Goes one step beynd most of todays "geek shockers" without cheap aestetic nor intellectual/liberal excuses.



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Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 13, 2011, 08:53:35 PM
FIRE OF CONSCIENCE- recent hongkong shoot'em action heavily influenced from John Woo's films. not too bad, sort of slow in sections

Might be interesting:

http://phantomofpulp.blogspot.com/2011/11/true-horror-of-silence.html


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on November 20, 2011, 11:16:23 AM
HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN
ok.. it's entertaining, in cheapest manners of exploitation. Lots of blood, lots of morally corrupted violence.

TROLLHUNTER
Imagine Norwegian version of blair witch project. Hand held camera documentary made of "found tapes", which reveals existence of trolls. I suppose this became hit and with minimal budget. Good, but still kind of expected more.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 20, 2011, 09:05:37 PM
AMER- french film with heavy giallo influences. first section is interesting followed by boredom then picks up. Has all the cool colored lighting, odd camera angles, a straight razor with black gloves but no hats or J&B bottles. OK for a rental. Has the directors early short films in the extras. I watched 2 of the 5 or 6. One called "Catharsis" was interesting.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on November 21, 2011, 01:35:50 AM
I really liked Amer when I saw it in theaters about a year and a half ago. Need to re-watch it. The use of colour lighting was definitely impressive.


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Post by: tisbor on November 21, 2011, 09:46:19 PM
Human centipede 2
The first was funny, the idea made it cult, but beside the leading villain, it wasn't that great.
THIS is nasty shit, maybe a little bit too long, but definitely wins and oscar for filth and violence and has one of the most disturbing leading characters ever. Funny to know he is specialist in kids acts.
This shows what had not been shown in the first, so expect plenty of splatter, gore and shit.
Hilarious at moment, but definitely not always.
Goes one step beynd most of todays "geek shockers" without cheap aestetic nor intellectual/liberal excuses.

yes, best and maybe only good thing about the first one was Dieter Laser's performance..i will have to check this sequel soon


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 03, 2011, 09:04:23 PM
OUTRAGE- '11 Japanese Yakuza film with Beat Takeshi. Fairly violent but lags in themiddle. Typical plot of one family starting a fight with another. Middle lags b/c Beat disappears for awhile. Love how cold he is. Has a scene that rivals the dentist scene in THE MARATHON MAN in the blood department. The film is worth checking out just for the inventive hanging scene & a couple really nice bullet-to-the-head scenes that are filmed from some interesting angles. If OUTRAGE was a wee bit shorter in length, it'd be excellant but I'm thinking it may also be a film that gets better with another viewing.


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Post by: locustfurnace on December 08, 2011, 03:02:02 AM
Latest viewings...

Snowtown (2011) - Brilliant, Bleak and horrific...great movie from the land down under, get the girlfriend over and pop open some brews on a sunday afternoon...essential viewing...

Pandorum (2009) - Sort of Aliens meets Event Horizon, good enough movie as Sci-fi flicks go with a few twists and turns here and there to keep the brain awake...

Texas Killing Fields (2011) - not great but enjoyable enough ol' serial killer and cop cat n' mouse movie...I had seen a few documentaries on the I45 killings already so had high hopes for this, maybe I was expecting a bit too much...

Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011) - Woeful poor mans 28 Days Later styling made by Germans in English. Enough said.

The Thing (2011) - This prequel to the 80s movie of the same name is by no means great, but it was still a good way to pass a few hours, I like it, I like the styling of it and how they didn't go made on CGI and tried to give it a 80's feel and I also like how it tied in with the first movie...

The Ides of March (2011) - Not sure if I liked or hated the movie which I guess is the sign of a good movie in that it got me to actually think about it after...Gosling is great in it, actually everyone is great in, the pace is slow but that is to be expected but I dunno...jury is still out...might give it a few weeks and watch it again...

The Debt (2011) - Good movie...good story and plot...good actors...recommended

Van Diemen's Land (2009) - another good Oz flick, might not be everyones cup of tea and if you're familiar with the characters story you'll pretty much know whats gonna be happening...great scenery and long shots...kind of reminded me a bit like Valhalla Rising in that aspect...

Drive Angry (2011) - Totally OTT Nic Cage movie that I wasn't expecting much from but really enjoyed it...in the same mad vein as Machete, Grindhouse movies etc...

Rampart (2011) - another flick I had high hopes for, ol' Woody is steller in it as a bit of mentalist / cop but other then that the movie lacks a good story (great potential for a good story considering the scandal but fell short) and has too many trying to be arty/moody moments and a bit too abrupt of an ending for my tastes...


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Post by: P-K on December 08, 2011, 01:45:23 PM
(http://www.alfarmania.se/jarnskogen/klyk.jpg)
was happy enough to receive this, bit dissappointed in presentation (18euro/dvdR/bubbling labels).....no menu, stills with info to read move really fast so had to pause it from time to time.
i could make out separate parts (chronologically) : multilayered stills hovering over each other(in psychedelic colours), raggare, public toilets, statues, skulls & bones, occult images, drunken people singing, Alfarmania live, street fight ('i win!'  lol), Alfarmania live, dead animal, BOTC home-movie with AK-47 (i really liked the swastichrist wheel of fortune lol!), some blackmetal with stills, Ghoulbog ritual in factory zone, BOTC recording+vomiting+showing pimpled ass+talk+more studio action+showing is weenie+etc, more raggare, more psychedelics, more BOTC, footage of K. Olsson expo, psychedelics & Alfarmania, some drunken party impressions, clip with what i think is Proiekt Hat (rolling film of grey brick buildings), shooting up drugs, Nordkampf with SS/Thule images, multilayered stills, more of that, drunken singing & pushing girl, Alfarmania live, K. Olsson art video, long piece of Venator with DARK images, end.

4 hours is a lot....maybe too much lol.....this could be GREAT, but now it's a hobby project with potential. but maybe that's what it's meant to be ? ......had a good time watching.



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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on December 08, 2011, 02:01:43 PM
I was sent Klyktattare quite a while ago and I'm saving it for when the woman turns up so we can watch it together. She hails from the same godforsaken northern shithole as Kristian so I'm eagerly anticipating her live narration on the featured individuals and their life stories/tragedies.


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Post by: P-K on December 08, 2011, 02:43:10 PM
it is good, but could have been great ;-)


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 08, 2011, 08:08:38 PM
Rampart (2011)

Read about this just recently & was excited that James Ellroy wrote the screenplay but after seeing the trailer, my hopes were sort of dashed. The character, Dan Brown, I think? Was the character in Ellroy's book, BROWN'S REQUIEM. I'm a fan of Ellroy ,but I don't think anything he'd write that would be as intense as his books, can be translated to the big screen. I'll wait for RAMPART to hit dvd...


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Post by: P-K on December 09, 2011, 07:09:17 PM
Rundskop  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821593/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821593/) movie got a lot of praise, must say i really liked it


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 11, 2011, 07:27:45 PM
Been on the mission of re-watching movies that are good. So many disappointments and so many shallow and useless piece of shits, what I rather not even waste time thinking again, so it's good to re-watch some more thoughtful and well done films.

FAHRENHEIT 451
One of the books I read as teenboy and it made big impact. And movie what I saw couple times before. Decided to invest 10 euro for dvd, just to keep film version in my collection. Indeed, world has changed during the years, yet the film made in mid 60's, with all its clumsy visions of "future", is core of what film should be: Not just eye-candy, not just neat action moments, not just few tits here and there, but good plot. Of course it can't make justice to book 100%, but it's still good.
Anyone who doesn't know this, I urge immediate visit to library or video rental or whatever.

Originally written in 50's, the dystopia depicts future, where government controls population by "dullification" of mind. Trash entertainment via TV and medication takes life to meaninglessness, void of true emotion, into "happiness". Which in this case means erasing all possibilities of unhappy thoughts. So people wouldn't get unhealthy and confusing ideas, all books are banned. Profession of firemen is to burn all books that are found. In the film, you can see all the goodies. Nietsche, Vladimir Nabokov, Poe, Hitler, Platon, Lewis Carroll,... etc etc.. the good authors that anyone should have in their book shelves appear in flames of created by totalitarianism of equality. Music is also disturbing modern classical. If you have already read 1984 and Brave New World, I guess this and Make Room! Make Room! should be among the top-5 of the dystopia books (or films).


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 11, 2011, 11:58:12 PM
THE STEPFATHER- classic from 1985. Picked up a used dvd after seeing a tv remake not too long ago. Worth it for the first basement rant & the teenage shower scene.
THE SLAMS- Richard Roundtree prison/crime flick. Nothing exciting; very cheap. One cool scene of a prisoner getting molten metal poured over his head.
I'LL MELT WITH YOU- stupid film of guys getting together at a beach house to get drunk/high & talk about the past. I forwarded through it alot. Sasha Grey has a scene- she's nude, if that's hard to believe.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on December 12, 2011, 04:30:51 PM
FAHRENHEIT 451
One of the books I read as teenboy and it made big impact. And movie what I saw couple times before. Decided to invest 10 euro for dvd, just to keep film version in my collection. Indeed, world has changed during the years, yet the film made in mid 60's, with all its clumsy visions of "future", is core of what film should be: Not just eye-candy, not just neat action moments, not just few tits here and there, but good plot. Of course it can't make justice to book 100%, but it's still good.
Anyone who doesn't know this, I urge immediate visit to library or video rental or whatever.

Originally written in 50's, the dystopia depicts future, where government controls population by "dullification" of mind. Trash entertainment via TV and medication takes life to meaninglessness, void of true emotion, into "happiness". Which in this case means erasing all possibilities of unhappy thoughts. So people wouldn't get unhealthy and confusing ideas, all books are banned. Profession of firemen is to burn all books that are found. In the film, you can see all the goodies. Nietsche, Vladimir Nabokov, Poe, Hitler, Platon, Lewis Carroll,... etc etc.. the good authors that anyone should have in their book shelves appear in flames of created by totalitarianism of equality. Music is also disturbing modern classical. If you have already read 1984 and Brave New World, I guess this and Make Room! Make Room! should be among the top-5 of the dystopia books (or films).

Saw it recently on BBC for the first time in years. Time has taken its toll on the production but the story and the message is more relevant than ever.

The revisit of the day here is GIMME SHELTER. The Rolling Stones US tour film from 69. Not only does it offer live footage of the band in their prime but the mythical Altamont runs like an ominous thread throughout. It gets darker and more chaotic as the film heads towards its murderous end. One of many great scenes is the one with members of Grateful Dead talking to people from Jefferson Airplane. A scene my brother commented on a few years ago with: "look at those fucking hippies, listen to them. I'm glad I don't live in the 60's, I'm glad assholes like that don't exist anymore" to which my reply was "you are obviously not au fait with the current US noise scene". Not to worry though, the hippie fucks get theirs.

If the film turns you on then a great compliment is the book by Stanley Booth called The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones which covers the tour. It's been a long time since I read it but I recall one passage where Booth claims he can clearly see the deceased Brian Jones on stage with his old band one night. The book had a big impact on me when I read it in the 90's. I should get hold of it again.

Also, courtesy of my good friend Kare, the Danish prison movie called R turned up the other day. The story has been told before and the documentary style has also been seen before. At the same time it's well told and well acted enough to make it more than worth ones while. The Danes just keep on making great films!

I'LL MELT WITH YOU - Sasha Grey has a scene- she's nude, if that's hard to believe.

From the coolest most talented (Bradbury, Truffaut, Stones, Booth, Danish film makers) straight down to the lamest most idiotic. Thanks for the warning Keith, I'll make sure to avoid that piece of shit.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 12, 2011, 07:48:37 PM
There's more to I MELT WITH YOU than I wrote like one of the guys killing himself & turns out all 5 of'em signed some stupid oath in blood when they were in college. Lots of slo-mo scenes of cokesnorting, drinking, popping pills, dancing, running into the ocean nude, rolling down a  sand dune... Now you want to see it, right?!?

Watched a docu on a serial rapist named Dusty Rhodes. When I read the description, I thought it was going to be the wrestler by the same name.


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Post by: Tenebracid on December 13, 2011, 01:56:07 AM
Le samourai (1967) Jean Pierre Melville - Excellent. Ultra stylish and minimalist thriller/drama about a betrayed hitman who guides himself by the samurai code in 60s Paris. One of those films where every shot is perfect, great jazzy soundtrack to complete the mood.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 15, 2011, 09:17:02 PM
DRIVE- awful. couple scenes of cool violence but the lead character looks like he should be going to the prom instead of driving for criminals. bad dialouge, no emotion & when there is emotion, it's all melodramatic esp with the soundtrack. check out Walter Hill's THE DRIVER which is where the dir gets his character from. Refn should have made DRIVE gritty like his Pusher films. i never understand why people in movies that take place in warm-hot climates like sunny LA wear jackets everywhere.

HANNA- couldn't make it all the way through...


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 22, 2011, 11:25:10 PM
MEGAN IS MISSING- downloaded but haven't watched it yet. looks like a Lifetime movie but supposedly it has some very uncomfortable moments in it. Endorsed by the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children or maybe it's just Marc Klaas- can't remember which it is that made me d/l it.


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Post by: Sadomaniac on December 23, 2011, 01:09:58 PM
Yeah, endorsed by Marc Klaas. Good stuff - a low budget "found footage" flick that, despite the irritatingly corny news reports, has a few tasty scenes. Particularly the last 20 or so mins, they come off as pretty exploitative regardless of the directors supposed good intentions of shocking parents awake to the dangers of internet predators.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on December 23, 2011, 05:56:27 PM
Just watched The Ice Storm. Good family drama type of movie, a bit existential. Really a brutal portrait of affluent suburb life.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 24, 2011, 08:51:43 PM
MEGAN IS MISSING is pretty good; I like that it's basically a Lifetime movie with profanity & turns into an exploitation film (Love the shot of the girl in the barrel). Hope to find a used dvd one of these days to add to the collection.

AFTERMATH/GENESIS- Nacho Cerda short films. Use to have the dvd but sold it figuring I'd never watch it again. Recently found a used copy; better this time around. Well-made, gruesome but still nothing that will get viewed again anytime soon. Been wanting to see his film THE ABANDONED again...


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 25, 2011, 04:26:46 PM
TRIANGLE
Horror/Thriller where person gets into this "time loop", where has to kill people (including sometimes herself) over and over and over and over again. Not bad, but also nothing spectacular

SUPER 8
Kind of film one would have appreciated seeing as kid. Sci-fi with youngsters headlining. Unknown actors doing good job. Lots of drama, yet also action and big hollywood values...

Neighbor For Sale
Movie fanatic friend was complaining about current American comedies, that what the fuck is wrong with them. That most are not really comedies. They are just drama movies, with little amusement thrown in mix. This was labeled as comedy. Starring Will Ferrell. But no. Hardly comedy. It's drama of alcoholic losing his marriage, job and money. Ok'ish, but something you never need to see again - if for the first time either.

ARABIAN LAWRENCE
Well, been matter of discussion for so long. Topic of Con-Dom's "Eight pillar". Massive and long movie from 60's, about mr. Lawrence's role in arabian uprise. It is kind of interesting also to compare situation then and situation later on in arabia. Often tribal land, where hardly exists "nations". Where maps or artificial countries were drawn by european colonialists. Cinematic values are brilliant. Fuck the blue screen. Fuck the computer effects. These landscapes are mindblowing. People look credible. Situations are often grim and story remains of course phenomenal. Took quite long to find place that actually stocked Finnish subtitled dvd, but this strange Kasvihuoneilmiö -place focusing on old movies and old recordings (amongst a lot of other things) had it.


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Post by: Niko on December 25, 2011, 04:38:48 PM
TRIANGLE
Horror/Thriller where person gets into this "time loop", where has to kill people (including sometimes herself) over and over and over and over again. Not bad, but also nothing spectacular
 

Have you watched Los cronocrímenes/Timecrimes? Kinda similar time loop/time travel paradox plot but better thought out and better twist.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 26, 2011, 12:49:36 AM
I've seen TIMECRIMES. Didn't think much of it despite the idea/story was interesting.Might be something I need to see again.

Watched the French horror film, INSIDE, last night. Takes place on Xmas Eve so watched it on Xmas Eve. Tonight is BLACK CHRISTMAS & RARE IMPORTS. Watching RED BULL RAMPAGE 2010 now...


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Post by: Matthias on December 31, 2011, 11:27:08 AM
The Barbarians (Ruggero Deodato, 1987)
Haven't seen this one since the late 80's, I remember the boy next door rented this at the local gas station and we watched it several times during one sunny afternoon. Now it has finally been released on italian dvd with english audio options, so of course I had to pick it up! Plot is very thin, some mumbo jumbo about a magical belly stone. The really good thing here is the main characters, the bodybuilding twins David and Peter Paul. They are constantly giving each other a hard time and their interaction during the adventure is hilarious. Just plain stupid, very entertaining. Michael Berryman is also good as the "Dirtmaster". It's a fun film, far from a highlight in Deodatos career of course but definitely worth seeking out if you're a fan. Can't think of a better way to end a year than with some insane italian barbarian action so I might keep on going with Umberto Lenzis The Iron Master today... Classic scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6BAd7xJuU0


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 03, 2012, 10:21:02 PM
Robocop. never gets old.


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Post by: STREETMEAT on January 03, 2012, 10:26:58 PM
Robocop. never gets old.

thats no lie.

..serial mom,the hidden,suburban commando,meet the hollowheads (been on a late 80's- early 90's movie kick)


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on January 05, 2012, 12:06:08 AM
Robocop. never gets old.

Prescient in some ways.


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Post by: HONOR_IS_KING! on January 08, 2012, 05:23:30 PM
Valhalla Rising - Have to thank Martin for pointing out this film to me. Violence, dark skies, no god, no hope. One of the better films I've seen in awhile.


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Post by: P-K on January 08, 2012, 05:31:20 PM
Valhalla Rising - Have to thank Martin for pointing out this film to me. Violence, dark skies, no god, no hope. One of the better films I've seen in awhile.

awesome movie.....and really had a good laugh with the trailer making it look like some empty action flick.......good thing i knew what i was going to get in advance ...


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 09, 2012, 06:43:13 PM
Steve McQueen's  Shame. So this on New Year's Eve. Excellent. Aside from the sex/nudity, the way NYC was shown/filmed was great. Very little of the picture-esque skyline bullshit, mostly just down on the street, in the subway in the seedy alleys. This is what actually being in NYC looks like.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 09, 2012, 07:00:36 PM
THE EXTERMINATOR- scored the br/dvd set for less than $10. classic '80s revenge flick. NYC looks better in this movie than anything filmed recently...





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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on January 10, 2012, 01:58:21 AM
Steve McQueen's  Shame. So this on New Year's Eve. Excellent. Aside from the sex/nudity, the way NYC was shown/filmed was great. Very little of the picture-esque skyline bullshit, mostly just down on the street, in the subway in the seedy alleys. This is what actually being in NYC looks like.

It's great that he's managed another film so soon after Hunger. I saw an interview where he said another film would probably be a while as he needed to recharge and to find the purity and anger which drove him to make Hunger the masterpiece it was. Stupid question but how does this new one stand up next to Hunger?


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 10, 2012, 06:51:30 PM
To be honest I haven't seen Hunger. I thought Shame was one of the best films of the year though...


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Post by: Harvest on January 12, 2012, 07:42:23 AM
saw a preview for Shame last night at Into the Abyss. Herzog always cuts to the core of his subject matter and this is no different.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 12, 2012, 10:12:03 PM
I've seen the trailer for SHAME. Didn't really look interesting. If the director didn't have the name he does, I wouldn't have remembered anything about it.

I've watched some funny Lifetime movies recently. Can't remember the names of any of them but they all give the viewer the impression that women have a lot of issues.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on January 12, 2012, 11:59:19 PM
To be honest I haven't seen Hunger. I thought Shame was one of the best films of the year though...

Then you have a great film to look forward to.

I will watch Shame when it comes out on DVD and doesn't cost too much.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 27, 2012, 05:07:18 PM
Could anyone help me identify the movie that's used in this clip. I feel like I've seen it before but I can't figure out what it is....... so annoying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMp5PuqN2A0&feature=related


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Post by: chibitachop on January 27, 2012, 06:47:33 PM
Could anyone help me identify the movie that's used in this clip. I feel like I've seen it before but I can't figure out what it is....... so annoying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMp5PuqN2A0&feature=related

Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108069/)


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 27, 2012, 07:15:24 PM
Thank you very much!


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on January 30, 2012, 12:52:44 PM
sherlock Holmes 2 - cinema, two tickets, 24 euro (around 35usd)... so was it good? Maybe not THAT good. Fairly entertaining modern hollywood film, but very little to do with Sherlock Holmes of the old times. Never saw the first part.

American Psycho - never cared much for it. Few weeks ago happened to catch a small fragment again when it came from TV and suddenly I felt I actually need to see it again. Since it was already in middle of movie, I didn't watch further but got the 2nd hand dvd. At the same time a person living so distant life and so different values than I have, but at the same time something easy to relate to. Something in that actor what I don't quite like...



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Post by: algiz on February 02, 2012, 11:55:48 PM
Could anyone watch "The bunny game" already?


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on February 03, 2012, 02:08:16 AM
Watched DRIVE again. This time on a proper tv but I still feel the same way. The lead actor looks like he should be in a movie about going to the high school prom. Not a tough guy/criminal role.  Definitely has a few really good violent scenes but it'd be more worthwhile to watch the film DRIVE is influenced by: THE DRIVER.

Also watched HAXAN, DAMNATION ALLEY, THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, & EXPERIMENT IN TERROR recently.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on February 03, 2012, 07:00:09 PM
American Psycho - never cared much for it. Few weeks ago happened to catch a small fragment again when it came from TV and suddenly I felt I actually need to see it again. Since it was already in middle of movie, I didn't watch further but got the 2nd hand dvd. At the same time a person living so distant life and so different values than I have, but at the same time something easy to relate to. Something in that actor what I don't quite like...



I like American Psycho for a lot of reasons but the best thing to me is when watching the new Batman movies with Christian Bale, I can only ever see him as Patrick Bateman, running down the hall naked with a chainsaw. If he did that in the Batman movies it would be brilliant!


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Post by: Si Clark on February 12, 2012, 12:51:39 AM
Just watched Kill List. An odd little film. I remember seeing the posters around the underground and was going to watch but never got round to it. Just received it today on DVD from my rental service. It is about 2 contract killers carrying out a big job of assassinating a number of people. I won't spoil anything for anyone wanting to see it but it has quite a large shift at about the two thirds mark and goes a little bit strange but I feel this does work. Worth checking out but not a classic.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on February 15, 2012, 03:48:45 AM
Beyond the Black Rainbow

trailer 1 + website
http://www.arboria.org/

trailer 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDH0Ykyge0c

has anyone seen this? I think it's only played at a few film festivals. It looks interesting to say the least. Supposedly coming out in the US on DVD this year.


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Post by: martialgodmask on February 15, 2012, 03:12:43 PM
Watched "The Wrestler" the other night. Good, better than anticipated. The "match" with Necrobutcher part way through was an interesting/strange but welcome inclusion. Not outstanding but a decent enough watch.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on February 15, 2012, 09:40:15 PM
That first trailer for BLACK RAINBOW just looks like a crappy music video. Never heard of the film before...

Watched POINT BLANK the other night. It's a French action film that is nothing special. Not bad or anything,just average & easily forgotten.


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Post by: SKY BURIAL on February 16, 2012, 03:15:56 PM
Finally, a REAL feel good movie, "God Bless America"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul4CZrnEFxU


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on February 16, 2012, 10:43:02 PM
THE DEAD- if it wasn't bad enough just being in Africa dealing with all the parasites, HIV, dismemberment, rape, starvation, etc., now they have zombies! Most of the gore is pretty good but it's not anything all that great. Esp not worth owning. American teams up w/an African  soldier; I kept expecting a scene inwhich they're killing zombies & the Am accidently kills his soldier buddy & says "Sorry, you guys all look alike".


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Post by: Bleak Existence on February 17, 2012, 06:11:16 PM
Zoo


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Post by: Human Larvae on February 17, 2012, 07:02:21 PM
Finally, a REAL feel good movie, "God Bless America"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul4CZrnEFxU


looks awesome! too bad the trailers are usually better than the movies, as was the case with super, shut up crime! man that was a weird movie. But cool none the less


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Post by: martialgodmask on February 19, 2012, 12:31:54 AM
Tyrannosaur - fucking class. So very British but fucking great for it, thoroughly enjoyed it. Great characterisation, great pace, pretty solid story, nice twist, decent cast.


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Post by: kettu on February 21, 2012, 02:45:11 PM
drive
winters bone

havent been watching a lot of movies lately so Ive not been oversaturated with stuff.

winters bone was good and drive was really good. some artsy bits in drive that seems to be  important to renfjäld but it held together really well.

I have bronx warriors and new barbarians waiting, well see when I get to them.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on February 21, 2012, 07:57:16 PM
Hang Em High
first Eastwood's USA made western. Simply yet effective story of old school american justice. It's good stuff. Ugly, sweaty and pretty hopeless.

To Live And Die In L.A.
always classic? Certainly mandatory mid 80's hard cop movie. Very rarely the main characters of story get such destiny in modern movies! Ugly and nihilistic but has all the charm of good movies of the time.

Dead Presidents
Bronx late 60's. Negroes fooling around, joining army for vietnam, returning to fucked up reality of life where possibilities are minimal. End up in robbery that doesn't go like planned. In same ways as movie(s) above, role of the main character or his friends is just something what rarely happen these days in movies. I also like the quick jumps of movie. Without further explanations, it might just cut in end of scene and move on months or years forward. But no contemporary trendy back-and-forth jumping, but story goes forward. Some great dialogue around severed head in vietnamese jungle.

Think of Dead Presidents 2012 and it would be maybe Will Smith and whoever with fancy sport cars and hip hop bitches with boob jobs shaking ass on side of every film frame. Luckily there is tons of great old films to see with minimal prices. Every market cluttered with new or 2nd hand dvd's!


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Post by: kettu on February 26, 2012, 10:01:47 PM
ive been enjoying boardwalk empire. watching one episode a week like a fool. I definetly enjoy marathoning through series more but I what can you do.

the guy who plays jimmy darmondy made an appearance in a documentary about larry clarke by cornering larry in some party looking really strungout and pestering him about getting him work. I didnt think his career would end up taking this turn as hes doing a great job in boardwalk. cant remember what clarke film he was in.


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Post by: martialgodmask on February 27, 2012, 12:06:08 AM
Snowtown (2011) - Brilliant, Bleak and horrific...great movie from the land down under, get the girlfriend over and pop open some brews on a sunday afternoon...essential viewing...

Saw this yesterday and can only echo the high praise and recommendations for this evisceration of a film, though I'm not sure whether I left the cinema feeling tougher or weaker for having made it to the end...

I watched last night and, having seen this kind of opinion echoing around a number of locations I am a little bemused. It was a very good film and I enjoyed it very much but hardly the endurance test some critiques would lead you to believe. Other than the bathroom/toenail/choking scene, it seemed quite "standard" to me. That's not to discredit it though; it was pretty well paced although I think it expects the viewer to make certain assumptions along the way.

Performance wise it's pretty top notch and as a representation of suburban dissent and moral dissolution it's convincing enough to grip for two hours but I am cynical as to whether, had it been a work of fiction, it would have ruffled feathers so much? Perhaps the knowledge that it is a true story (or at least, based on one... I don't know how closely) is a little too much for some people.


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Post by: Tenebracid on March 02, 2012, 02:10:01 PM
has anyone seen Shame? looking forward to it, Hunger was a great debut.


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Post by: HongKongGoolagong on March 02, 2012, 03:55:28 PM
has anyone seen Shame? looking forward to it, Hunger was a great debut.

Actually saw this with my girlfriend on Valentines day - talk about inappropriate. A really heavy moral tone throughout it, almost puritanical. Intrusive cliched score which especially ruins the opening sequence. One part in which our hero is supposed to be hitting rock-bottom as he enters a gay bathhouse one coke-fuelled night only provoked the giggles - just corny. Despite these drawbacks a pretty interesting and thought-provoking film with the unstable sister character being the most memorable. Most of the sex scenes are completely unerotic - the exception being a fucking hot scenario where the hero can't get it up.


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Post by: jake on March 03, 2012, 03:30:37 AM
CHILDREN UNDERGROUND
Romanian kids fighting/begging/huffing paint in the Bucharest subway system. Been a while since I had seen this one, forgot how fucked up it is. Love the scene where the bull dyke repeatedly hits the retarded guy pushing a cart and he keeps screaming. The gypsies looking girl "Macarena" wandering the street with the most vacant stare and silver paint all around he lips. Most of the kids have that Fetal Alcohol Syndrome look and the impulsivity/inattention that goes along with it. Worthwhile watch.


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Post by: Jordan on March 03, 2012, 10:18:15 PM
Saw The Wizard of Gore last night with the star Ray Sager in attendance.  Real animal guts are so superior!


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Post by: absurdexposition on March 03, 2012, 10:21:54 PM
Snowtown (2011) - Brilliant, Bleak and horrific...great movie from the land down under, get the girlfriend over and pop open some brews on a sunday afternoon...essential viewing...

Saw this yesterday and can only echo the high praise and recommendations for this evisceration of a film, though I'm not sure whether I left the cinema feeling tougher or weaker for having made it to the end...

I watched last night and, having seen this kind of opinion echoing around a number of locations I am a little bemused. It was a very good film and I enjoyed it very much but hardly the endurance test some critiques would lead you to believe. Other than the bathroom/toenail/choking scene, it seemed quite "standard" to me. That's not to discredit it though; it was pretty well paced although I think it expects the viewer to make certain assumptions along the way.

Performance wise it's pretty top notch and as a representation of suburban dissent and moral dissolution it's convincing enough to grip for two hours but I am cynical as to whether, had it been a work of fiction, it would have ruffled feathers so much? Perhaps the knowledge that it is a true story (or at least, based on one... I don't know how closely) is a little too much for some people.

I thought it was great front to back and still hold it as the best 2011 movie I've seen. I don't know about anyone else but I had no idea it was based on a true story until the end when it said "based on a true story", and before that popped up I still thought it was a phenomenal movie.


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Post by: Matthias on March 04, 2012, 01:21:05 PM
Any Swedes here seen the recent film Play (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1376717/)?

Still haven't seen it but it got lots of attention in Sweden the last couple of months. (My girlfriend was actually an extra in it, though im not sure if she actually ended up in the finalized film..)

Desperate Man Blues
Nice 60-minute documentary about a guys obsession with collecting 78rpms, door-to-door style. A fun hour for sure! Pretty good complement to Vinyl I would say.

Also got to see preview screenings of Wuthering Heights and The Artist at the cinema last week, but nothing too exciting. The Artist was fun and worked pretty well for the moment, but not sure if I would recommend it really.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on March 05, 2012, 03:40:36 AM
RABIES- horror from Israel. Make it a dbl-feature with HELL'S GROUND from Pakistan (H.G. is better). Not a good movie but I learned there are woods in Israel. Always thought the place was all desert. Unless it was filmed elsewhere; didn't see anything in the credits listed as a location.


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on March 23, 2012, 03:40:03 PM


Can anyone recommend some decent psycho-sexual/body horror films? Fairly familiar with Cronenberg etc but some lesser-known titles would be great. Especially ones that have weird, inexplicable plot/character twists that don't really make sense, but still make the imagination go wild...

This description remind me of Tsukamoto "A snake of june". Maybe do you know this movie?


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Post by: P-K on March 23, 2012, 04:27:38 PM
certainly A Snake Of June!
or his Gemini....not that 'body' but has some great twisted relationships http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210302/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210302/)

certainly check Organ .....http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117258/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117258/)

rather psycho-sexual : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453383/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453383/)

btw, looks like Cronenberg is going oldschool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-oc9pmaWyM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-oc9pmaWyM)



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Post by: ConcreteMascara on March 23, 2012, 08:24:14 PM

Quote
PERFECT BLUE

One of my all time favorite films. I watched it when I was 12-13 or so, scared the shit out of me.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on March 23, 2012, 10:15:02 PM
PRIVATE PARTS is one of my fave films. I remember getting a vhs dub & was blown away by the see-through sexdoll/syringe scene. That film was PG when it was released in theaters. I have a pressbook for it also.

Turner Classic Movies is running HORROR EXPRESS late tonight. Can't wait to see it again & I keep slacking on picking up the dvd release.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on March 24, 2012, 04:51:18 AM
BEAUFORT - Israeli soldiers under constanst bombardment in their compound during the dying days of their occupation of Lebanon. No heroics, no action, just sudden and unexpected death in an increasingly claustrophobic environment.

LEBANON - An Israeli tank crew during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. We stay inside a dirty tank with food remnants and other minging shit dripping off the walls and ceiling. Any outside view is through the gunners sight. The only outside contact is the scary commander who occasionally sticks his head through the turret when ordering them to do horrible things. The violence is ugly and actually disturbing. I mentioned Beaufort being claustrophobic. Compared to Lebanon Beaufort is a walk in the park.

I have seen three Israeli war films now. The third one being Waltz With Bashir. All three are outstanding. The Israeli's certainly know how to make good war films. They of course have no shortage of experience to draw inspiration from.


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 27, 2012, 10:51:59 AM
and the good thing about all these three movies are not "propaganda" oriented. I wonder which was the reaction to them in Israel.



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Post by: ConcreteMascara on March 27, 2012, 09:00:21 PM

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PERFECT BLUE

One of my all time favorite films. I watched it when I was 12-13 or so, scared the shit out of me.

Bought it by chance on DVD with GHOST IN THE SHELL and kept rewatching it due to the broken logic (even after numerous viewings it still can't quite be worked out), great soundtrack (especially the songs by CHAM!), wonderful animation and amazing violent/sexual content. Had already seen GITS before but never even bothered watching that DVD after seeing this, haha! I'm a total merchandise nerd/otaku for this film, ironically - got the soundtrack, Manga quad poster, French poster, Japanese laserdiscs, the limited edition Japanese DVD with book, 35mm stills, some animation cels, promo pictures... needless to say, PERFECT BLUE is most likely my all time favorite film. Not quite sure why but it really hit a personal, stimulating nerve for me when I saw it maybe 10 years ago. Films like those are few and far between.


Agreed, Perfect Blue is one of my all time favorites. I must say I'm jealous of your related merch collection, especially the laserdiscs. My laserdisc collection is one of my most loved possessions. Especially my Japanese version of Blade Runner (Director's Cut) and Eraserhead.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on March 27, 2012, 10:01:02 PM
and the good thing about all these three movies are not "propaganda" oriented. I wonder which was the reaction to them in Israel.

I think the shit hit the fan over Lebanon. It was a box office smash but very controversial in The Holy Land. Bashir, from what little I've checked was mostly criticised by Western leftwingers for allegedly selling an apologist angle to Sabra and Shatila etc. Typical lefty fags to try and project their guilt on the extremely sad and personal story told in Waltz With Bashir.


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Post by: Mrs. Deviated on March 31, 2012, 10:07:54 AM
Dogthoot - CULT!!!!
Grimm Love - Movie inspired by the Armin Meiwes cannibal murder case..... mmmmm....not so good, but watching a penis eater is always funny!
Kill List - YES! Great! Tortures with a hammer are my favourite ones!


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Post by: P-K on March 31, 2012, 02:59:38 PM
Dogtooth is very good :-)

Grimm Love was pretty irritating imho....especially that grad student doing "oh noes" shocking discoveries, CHRIST!

recently :
The Thing remake.......what a piece of shit! pffffff
Carpenter's The Thing : the morphing dog is one of the best scene's ever, same level as Hellraiser's uncle Frank resurrection...
Bron/Broen series.....i'm a sucker for "crimi", saw lots of crap too but this was rather good.
Jaws : classic
Escape From New York : classic II


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on March 31, 2012, 11:21:20 PM
I d/l'd DOGTOOTH & had trouble paying attention. Local place has/had it for rent but I keep forgetting about it.

Just scored a cheap, ex-rental dvd of OUTRAGE: WAY OF THE YAKUZA! Violent as hell. If you're a fan of yakuza films, it's a must-see.


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Post by: Mrs. Deviated on April 01, 2012, 10:04:33 AM

Grimm Love was pretty irritating imho....especially that grad student doing "oh noes" shocking discoveries, CHRIST!


YES, the student was very irritating! And also the choice to put in this film a stupid morals and stupid good sentiments....pffff....I just want to see a fucking cannibal! eheh! ^^

I liked very much Dogthoot....Initially it seems to me a little bit intellectual and authoral (in the bad sense of the terms) but after few minutes it catched me in its mad reality.... And I loved it very much!!! Now I have some new ideas about education! ;)


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Post by: emboscado on April 01, 2012, 11:10:33 AM
Yesterday I watched Sleep Tight (Mientras Duermes) directed by Jaume Balagueró and probably his best film. The main character is really wicked, Luis Tosar performs his interpretation in a very credible and disturbing way. Highly recommended.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on April 03, 2012, 05:36:06 PM
The Blood of Heroes a.k.a. SALUTE THE JUGGER
Mad Max easthetics on post-apocalyptic world, where bloody sport of juggers is played with dog skulls. Kind of mix of gladiator action and... american football? It is actually sport film put in settings of survival & post-apocalyptic times. Good stuff from 1989 Australia!

The Soutland Tales
I think generally disliked and considered senseless bullshit movie, yet I like it. Watched it for 2nd time. Complexity of plot is enough to keep things everything else but obvious. Better is just to let the movie flow forwards and see later. Even if the cast is most of all amusing, Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seann William Scott etc. but also some old "has been" stars. But I can get over it. With actors that would have been "nobodies", this would have been better, but probably even bigger flop.
Futuristic story of 2008. Alternative energy forces, semi-totalitarian government. Neo-marxists aiming for revolution. 4th dimension opening for new arrival of jesus. etc etc. All sorts of weird stuff happening.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 03, 2012, 05:42:22 PM
The Blood of Heroes a.k.a. SALUTE THE JUGGER
Mad Max easthetics on post-apocalyptic world, where bloody sport of juggers is played with dog skulls. Kind of mix of gladiator action and... american football? It is actually sport film put in settings of survival & post-apocalyptic times. Good stuff from 1989 Australia!

Is this the movie with Rutger Hauer?


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on April 03, 2012, 07:43:33 PM
yeah.


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Post by: Mrs. Deviated on April 10, 2012, 12:14:59 PM
Yesterday I watched Sleep Tight (Mientras Duermes) directed by Jaume Balagueró and probably his best film. The main character is really wicked, Luis Tosar performs his interpretation in a very credible and disturbing way. Highly recommended.

Seen yesterday....really great! I'm agree, it's the best Balaguero's film.

Cold fish --> Bad, violent and hopeless movie. I loved it. And some hyronic moments make it really mad! Sion Sono is a great director!


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 10, 2012, 05:46:38 PM
The Killer Inside Me
I think this was mentioned here before maybe 2 years ago? Some nice, violent neo-noir. I didn't find the atmosphere completely convincing but the violence was nice and pretty realistic. It's always a plus when the battered women are the type normally to play in feel good romantic comedies. Worth watching.

Total Recall
Classic Schwarzenegger/Verhoeven sci-fi action. Watching it again I'm struck by how ridiculous all the shoot out scenes are. People constantly flinging themselves in the line of fire, never running out of ammo, always missing etc. The classic tropes of action movies. But what makes the movie so re-watchable is that you never know for sure if the majority of the film is the memory implant or real.

And has anyone watched the preview for the new 2012 remake? Looks fucking godawful.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 10, 2012, 07:52:54 PM
THE HUNTER- stupid movie with Willem Defoe being paid to hunt down & kill the thought-to-be-excinct Tasmanian Tiger for a medical research company. He does kill it but then cries over it.

Just received CUT-THROATS NINE dvd. Looking forward to seeing that bloodbath again!


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Post by: WATERPOWER on April 11, 2012, 06:13:22 PM
And has anyone watched the preview for the new 2012 remake? Looks fucking godawful.

I try not to think about it. We were just discussing how classic it is that Arnold always bears a typical non-Austrian name in all his movies while he clearly was right off the boat.


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Post by: RyanWreck on April 11, 2012, 08:32:38 PM
The Killer Inside Me
I think this was mentioned here before maybe 2 years ago? Some nice, violent neo-noir. I didn't find the atmosphere completely convincing but the violence was nice and pretty realistic. It's always a plus when the battered women are the type normally to play in feel good romantic comedies. Worth watching.


I actually liked this movie. Not really enough violence but when there was it was good and definitely more realistic than most movies (spoiler: like when he beats the life out of his fiance and slips on her piss).

This reminded me to go watch Clay Pigeons again. Not in the same vein, more of a dark comedy about murder but none-the-less it's a decent watch for a Vince Vauhgn movie.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 11, 2012, 11:12:44 PM
Watched part of GET CARTER with Michael Caine last night. Recorded it so will finish it soon.  Not sure if there's a dvd available; should check on that. Caine is cold & brutal. No nonsense hardboiled crime; no pretty boy, sunny California, hipster tight pants bullshit.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 11, 2012, 11:23:02 PM

This reminded me to go watch Clay Pigeons again. Not in the same vein, more of a dark comedy about murder but none-the-less it's a decent watch for a Vince Vauhgn movie.

I love Clay Pigeons. Just cracks me up every time. A very underrated and under-appreciated film.


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Post by: RyanWreck on April 12, 2012, 12:14:02 AM
Georgina Cates is pretty fucking hot in that movie as the psycho bitch who's Husband dies.


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Post by: Levas on April 12, 2012, 11:18:50 AM
Watched God Bless America yesterday. Slightly over-the-top and so on, but the mistakes are forgivable. Good movie that left me in somewhat weird mood. Boyd Rice's - Music, martinis and misanthropy could be a soundtrack for this movie.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 24, 2012, 06:52:02 PM
Just watched Maniac Cop for the first time. It's always a pleasure to see cops get murdered, especially by another cop. Now going to watch Maniac.


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Post by: KHH on April 25, 2012, 01:24:09 AM
Completely spontaneously went to the movies today, its' been a while. Sheer luck there's a film festival in CPH at the moment so the theatres are showing more interesting things than the usual Hollywood garbage.

Went to see The Raid: Redemtion Seriously one of the best action movies I ever saw. Ultra violent John Woo styled shoot-outs combined with modern day bone breaking martial arts ala Tom Yum Goong. With a dark textured twist. Indonesia film seems very interesting at the moment Highly highly recommended for anyone into Asian Cinema. It's running again tomorrow, considering a second go.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 25, 2012, 03:51:43 AM
I've read good things about THE RAID: REDEMPTION but the movie I've seen trailers for over here, I thought was the remake- I think I read there is or there will be a remake. "Redemption" was added b/c there's more than one movie called THE RAID... I'll wait for the dvd.

Just ordered GHOSTKEEPER from Code Red DVD; a mid-80s Canadian horror film. I remember seeing the video in rentalshops but I do not believe I've seen it. I have CUT-THROATS NINE here but haven't watched it yet (same with OUTRAGE: THE WAY OF THE YAKUZA). What I have seen recently, I can't remember anything about...


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Post by: KHH on April 25, 2012, 11:53:01 AM
It's this one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899353/ Don't be fooled by the movie poster. As with 99% of modern films it's quite horrible. Not sure about a remake? US? But as far as I understood it's the first part of a trilogy, how on earth the director is gonna top this I really look forward to see. Like I said yesterday, highly recommended. People getting shot point black with assault rifles, stabbed in the throat and fire axed in the face, complete mayhem. Being heavily into martial arts myself you I kinda tend to have ambivalent feelings towards some of the modern day MA movies, but even if some of the stuff here is quite flashly and trad movie Kung Fu(Silat) the fights are really nice and proper violent


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Post by: RyanWreck on April 28, 2012, 07:37:03 AM
I watched "Shame" tonight. It was above average, definitely. It's basically about a sex addict who, at first, seems to be able to function well in his addiction as his sister moves in with him and it shows him slowly unravel and begin to struggle with  his needs, and her with her own problems (although the movie never really divulges why she is so fucked up) but there is an obvious incest atmosphere going on between them. You have prostitutes, porno, incest, even a gay adult book store scene, big budget style filming with an artsy touch that is sometimes reminiscent of Kubrick in the way it is filmed and I can definitely see the resembles to Brando's sex obsessed character in the classic "Last Tango in Paris".

Watched part of GET CARTER with Michael Caine last night. Recorded it so will finish it soon.  Not sure if there's a dvd available; should check on that. Caine is cold & brutal. No nonsense hardboiled crime; no pretty boy, sunny California, hipster tight pants bullshit.

I saw this recommended on one of the streaming sites I visit often and thought I wouldn't like it because Stallone was in it and on top of that it is a remake. But after reading your critique I think I will check it out now.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 28, 2012, 09:52:59 PM
Yeah, stay away from the Stallone remake.

Just watched UHF. Always liked that movie. "You so STU-PID!"


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Post by: P-K on April 29, 2012, 01:24:22 AM
Bronson.......simply awesome.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on May 01, 2012, 08:55:48 PM
Two westerns:

3:10 TO YUMA, 2007 version. I have also the original b&w film, but perhaps for contemporary movie viewer this modern day version suits well? I kind of dislike most of "movie stars" in westerns, unless its Eastwood. The less familiar face, the better. This has Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, but they do good job. It's good traditional western. Outlaws, man hunt, revenge, savage indians, railroads being build in remote areas,.. anti-heroes doing what they can, but end is always bleak.

JOE KIDD . 1972 Eastwood starring in western. Can it go wrong? No. Just what was said above: It's good traditional western. Outlaws, man hunt, revenge, savage indians, railroads being build in remote areas,.. anti-heroes doing what they can, but end is always bleak.

From artier side total Kenneth Anger set:

SCORPIO RISING
1964 film with men with motorcycles. Leather, gayness, shining chrome of bikes. Psychedelic video works. Neat.

KUSTOM KAR KOMMANDOS
1965 very shot few minutes film, just about the same as above, but much less interesting.

INVOCATION OF MY DEMON BROTHER
1969 film with very nice electronic-noise soundtrack made by Mick Jagger! Psychedelia and male romantics

RABBITS MOON
1979 version, maybe among worst of his. Psychedelic, dance fueled, but not too interesting.

LUCIFER RISING
1981 film, perhaps his most well known one? Ajna Offensive just released very neat vinyl box set with soundtrack materials and extra stuff. Also this dvd version has restored stereo-sound unlike some old versions I believe? Also one should always remember check out great SOUNDS magazine interview with the man behind soundtrack. Manson references and all that left away, he still comes out as genius of electronic/experimental sounds.

THE MAN WE WANT TO HANG
2002 film, which is basically just a Crowley painting exhibition and soundtrack for it. Filmed in Crowley exhibition, taking good close-ups etc. Audio is ok, but I think perhaps if you once want to give it a try to "play with commentary" function, this might be it. Kenneth talking about Crowley and details of the paintings etc.



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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 03, 2012, 11:40:19 PM
MEETING EVIL;  it's SO stu-pid!
CUT-THROATS NINE; terrible spaghetti western but it's very violent which is its only redeeming value
GHOSTKEEPER; early '80s horror that's not very good but interesting to see. has some things in common w/THE SHINING

Watching the new ELITE SQUAD film tonight...


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Post by: influencing machine on May 04, 2012, 08:20:06 AM
just watched valerie and her week of wonders. fascinating surreal czech film from 1970 featuring some 13 year old female nudity. soundtrack is good and the imagery is really incredible. id highly recommend it to anyone who likes surreal film or eastern european film.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_and_Her_Week_of_Wonders_(film)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPyPEraG74c

i also just got the sergei paradjanov box set and i am looking forward to watching the two films included that i have not seen before.


mikko, is there a link to the bobby beausoleil interview that you referenced above?


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Post by: tiny_tove on May 04, 2012, 08:27:23 AM
Hunger - Steve McQueen , perfection. One of the best movies I have seen in ages, immediately on my top list.
Shame - Not bad, but he seems to repeat many moments of the previous movie. The doom version of "Singing in the rain" is classic.


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Post by: RyanWreck on May 04, 2012, 07:17:51 PM
Shame - Not bad, but he seems to repeat many moments of the previous movie. The doom version of "Singing in the rain" is classic.

What "previous movie" are you speaking of? I hated his boss and his dumb sister. I wish they would have just had them fuck instead of making it awkward all the time making you wonder if they actually have fucked before. I know that was the purpose, but forget mystery I just wanted to know if he nailed her.

I am watching a 2005 documentary called Gay Sex In The 70's by Joseph Lovett. I'm not finished with it, maybe about 1/3 of the way through and already there has been some archival footage from gloryholes, dark rooms and bath house's which is pretty much what the movie is focused on; anonymous sex that eventually became almost obsolete with the emergence of AIDS in the 80's. Using old footage of these dives and discos, as well as interviewing the faggots who were there and letting them describe what went on in some of those joints before the queens became scared of infection. There is also a bit on the Stonewall Riots of 1969.


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Post by: RyanWreck on May 04, 2012, 08:13:09 PM
Oh ok, I thought he was saying that Shame was a remake, or something similar like a sequel, of another movie. I don't remember a whole lot from Hunger other than some Irish guys going on a hunger strike while imprisoned. I'll have to watch it again to see how many moments from it are similar or, as tove said, "repeated" to those in Shame.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 04, 2012, 09:23:28 PM
The trailer I saw for SHAME looked awful. I'll probably rent it. Got some coupons for rent one, get one for free.

ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN is pretty good. I don't remember much from the first film other than the violence & the 2ns film had plenty of it too.


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Post by: tiny_tove on May 08, 2012, 11:34:22 AM
Shame - Not bad, but he seems to repeat many moments of the previous movie. The doom version of "Singing in the rain" is classic.

What "previous movie" are you speaking of? I hated his boss and his dumb sister. I wish they would have just had them fuck instead of making it awkward all the time making you wonder if they actually have fucked before. I know that was the purpose, but forget mystery I just wanted to know if he nailed her.

I am watching a 2005 documentary called Gay Sex In The 70's by Joseph Lovett. I'm not finished with it, maybe about 1/3 of the way through and already there has been some archival footage from gloryholes, dark rooms and bath house's which is pretty much what the movie is focused on; anonymous sex that eventually became almost obsolete with the emergence of AIDS in the 80's. Using old footage of these dives and discos, as well as interviewing the faggots who were there and letting them describe what went on in some of those joints before the queens became scared of infection. There is also a bit on the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

I am using shitload of samples from that!!!

regarding shame, I was talking about Hunger


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Post by: tiny_tove on May 08, 2012, 11:36:00 AM
Oh ok, I thought he was saying that Shame was a remake, or something similar like a sequel, of another movie. I don't remember a whole lot from Hunger other than some Irish guys going on a hunger strike while imprisoned. I'll have to watch it again to see how many moments from it are similar or, as tove said, "repeated" to those in Shame.

well it follows the same structure somehow...
same waits, same silences...

or at least I think so ;)


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on May 08, 2012, 05:23:33 PM
I guess I was in the minority because I really liked Shame. To each his own I guess. Plus I havent seen Hunger...

The past two weeks I've been watching a horror movie a night to unwind. So Hellraiser for the first time last night and I have to say I was totally let down. I just felt it was really bad in all departments. And I love b-horror movies with dubious acting, but I guess this felt like everyone was trying too hard.

On a positive note I saw Dont Torture a Duckling for the first time and thought it was great. Murderous priests are always a plus as is the Italian countryside. More like this please!


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Post by: WATERPOWER on May 08, 2012, 09:53:09 PM
The past two weeks I've been watching a horror movie a night to unwind. So Hellraiser for the first time last night and I have to say I was totally let down. I just felt it was really bad in all departments. And I love b-horror movies with dubious acting, but I guess this felt like everyone was trying too hard.

I don't think it's the kind of movie you go into with any sort of expectations. I don't know if I'd call it a b-movie, either. It's not cheesy, and it's not overbearingly serious. This is of course coming from a pretty hardcore Barker fanboy. I had recently watched Hellseeker and was pleasantly surprised. To me it followed more along what the book was, where the cenobites aren't even given names (Pinhead, etc.). Focuses more on the main character seeking other dimensional pleasures. I don't even think Pinhead appears more than a small handful of times until the end.

I think the best representation of the whole Faustian puzzle solving (whether it's what Barker was thinking or not) comes from the old Marvel comics, where you once again get more of the characters and their desires than straight up here's a cenobite now and he's taking you to hell.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on May 08, 2012, 10:44:39 PM
I guess I'll have to check out Hellseeker.

Just a minor point of clarification on my part: I didn't mean to imply Hellraiser was a b-movie or close to it, I saw it as closer to an a-movie or whatever, but just that by comparison I prefer some of the acting I've seen in true b-movies compared to what's in Hellraiser. But I was also just in a foul mood last night as a result of food poisoning so maybe I should watch it again when I'm not close to death myself.


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Post by: P-K on May 08, 2012, 11:19:48 PM
budget for the first Hellraiser was very low from what i've read.

a classic :-)   great ost too ;-)


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Post by: locustfurnace on May 08, 2012, 11:58:30 PM
budget for the first Hellraiser was very low from what i've read.

a classic :-)   great ost too ;-)

It's budget was $1,000,000 at the time (1987). The whole franchise is getting the Hollywood remake/reimaging treatment with a release date for 2013....hopefully the Mayans are right :)


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Post by: WATERPOWER on May 14, 2012, 06:51:41 AM
budget for the first Hellraiser was very low from what i've read.

a classic :-)   great ost too ;-)

It's budget was $1,000,000 at the time (1987). The whole franchise is getting the Hollywood remake/reimaging treatment with a release date for 2013....hopefully the Mayans are right :)

From what I've read, Barker is no long in support at all of the remake, esp. after how Dimension went about acquiring the rights (Revelations), which of course, Doug Bradley refused to be a part of, due to the incredibly small compensation he was to be given. Not to beat the dead horse on comics, but the recent BOOM! series that Barker has actually participated in is quite good. Digs more into the Cenobites while picking up where Hellraiser II leaves off. I think it's on 13? and so far it's entertaining. From that aspect though, it's good for turning your brain off, as it mostly focuses on gore, chains, etc. The whole premise becomes that Pinhead and Kristy Cotton change places so Pinhead can try to get into heaven. Can't say it's for anyone, but for a fanboy like myself, it's pretty cool to see (and more so to look forward to once a month or so).


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on May 14, 2012, 07:17:08 AM
Contagion was something actually rented on DVD. Theoretically, global desaster / disease movies could be good, but if we rule out few cases like "28 days later", what are the good ones? Contagion tells a story of huge death toll bat/swine flu killing millions, yet it leaps in short episodes where story is told - yet in my opinion very poorly. Movie is watchable, but hardly too memorable.
Of course it is better than... was it "Happening"? Which was Mark Wahlberg running around looking worried and there's absolutely nothing.

Taking of that horrible actor: Tried to watch The Big Hit - some sort of action comedy with Mark Wahlberg - and I guess that says it all. Had to quit before middle of movie. Life too short for this. I don't know is it me or has movie selection of TV channels gone real low? Or maybe I should check the newspaper what actually goes on TV, but hardly watch it anyways.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 14, 2012, 06:00:21 PM
Recently saw GOD BLESS AMERICA, SHAME, & MOTHER'S DAY (2010). Didn't think much of any of them. M.D. is based on the '80s film characters but it's basically a home invasion film (I don't remember too much from the orig other than the rape game on the park bench). SHAME was bad melodrama & G.B.A. is just dumb.


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Post by: RyanWreck on May 14, 2012, 06:07:54 PM
Theoretically, global desaster / disease movies could be good, but if we rule out few cases like "28 days later", what are the good ones?

Way too many shitty dystopian flicks. As far as more modern movies I liked Children of Men a whole lot and Serenity was meh. Classics like the Mad Max series, The Omega Man, Brazil and Delicatessen set the bar pretty high though. Would Clockwork Orange be considered a dystopian film?


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Post by: WATERPOWER on May 14, 2012, 08:12:45 PM
USSR made good ones. Very depressing.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 14, 2012, 09:28:14 PM
Looked up 'dystopian films'; haven't really paid attention to the subject here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Dystopian_films

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE is listed & I was going to suggest DAMNATION ALLEY (campy). TURKEY SHOOT is listed & that's a great film!


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Post by: Nyodene D on May 14, 2012, 09:44:27 PM
Mikko, the 1990s Dustin Hoffman flick "Outbreak" is always a good choice. A decent documentary on Ebola is always welcome.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on May 15, 2012, 07:43:38 AM
Mikko, the 1990s Dustin Hoffman flick "Outbreak" is always a good choice. A decent documentary on Ebola is always welcome.

seen it.
Children of men I found highly annoying contemporary propaganda film.


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Post by: deakin on May 16, 2012, 02:41:17 PM
Any film by Aleksey Balabanov is worth checking out especially the awesome Cargo 200 set in mid 80´s russia and mainly about a disturbed police officer who
has some issues with self control. the look of this movie is quite interesting and i´m sure it´s quite the accurate description of pre glasnost russia

another fella from russia with quite the original approach to filmmaking is Yevgeny Yufit. he calls it necrorealism. his first short films remind me of guy madden a bit. Having watched the awesome Wooden Room again- i must say he just leaves you with an unnerving feeling that probably only the early Philipe Garel films come close to.

lastly again a russian director (ukrainian to be exact) by the name Artour Aristakisian who filmed homeless folks and part time actors in a movie called A Place in the World about a hippie commune where bums get free sex sorta. i guess it´s half and half. Shot in black & white pretty authentic look and dirty (literally).
Also wanna point out A turin horse by Bela Tarr, brutal to the core with the total absence of literal violence. Everyone who enjoys Nietzsche will like this.


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Post by: sperm+killing on May 16, 2012, 09:16:54 PM
If anyone has Netflix US streaming, Markus Schleinzer's MICHAEL just went up. One of the better things I saw in a theater last year; solid Haneke-style bleakness with a surprising amount of dark humor considering the premise. Also streamed DRUM on there a few days ago. Apparently a cut version, but still a hilarious over-the-top example of MANDINGO 'sploitation. Warren Oates spouting ridiculous lines like, "You know I loves big titties!"

I think the last thing I saw in the theater was THE LAST SCREENING. The print description called it a neo-giallo or something, but I'd describe it as a near-ambient French take on the proto-slasher ala PEEPING TOM or PSYCHO. I was really into it, though most will find it redundant and boring.


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Post by: Tenebracid on May 19, 2012, 01:03:00 PM
a great dystopian movie is russia's "Posetitel muzeya" (Visitor of a museum) from 1989. some user in mubi site described it well as "like a post-apocalyptic bruegel."


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 20, 2012, 08:48:41 PM
Watched "Tyrannosaur", "Enter the Ninja", & "The Innkeepers" last night. "Tyrannosaur" being the best; I can't think of another film that gets you to hate the lead character just a few minutes after you hit 'play'. "The Innkeepers" is the director of "House of the Devil" 2nd film and it isn't much better. "Enter the Ninja" stars Franco Nero & Susan George. Made in 1981 & is bloody, stupid, & fun.

Found used dvd's of "The Redeemer: Son of Satan" & "Madi Gras Massacre", both released by Code Red.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 02, 2012, 09:49:21 PM
THE LOVED ONES- Aussie film that seems tailor made for teenage girls who do tumblr's about serial killers & horror movies.


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Post by: locustfurnace on June 02, 2012, 10:11:06 PM
THE LOVED ONES- Aussie film that seems tailor made for teenage girls who do tumblr's about serial killers & horror movies.

Seen about half of this a few weeks back, it was on at some ungodly hour like 3 or 4am, from what I saw it seemed alright....

The last 2 movies I watched were THE RAID : REDEMPTION, really enjoyed this even with the butchered English subs :) thin on plot, high on action. Best toss off a balcony / break back scene I've seen in years. Also seen SAFE HOUSE, coming from the Bourne / new James bond style action flicks...plenty of shoot outs and fisty cuffs and plot twists a plenty...I'm probably Ryan Reynolds only adult fan haha, brilliant in this and was great in Smokin' Aces....


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Post by: HongKongGoolagong on June 03, 2012, 03:03:13 PM
THE LOVED ONES- Aussie film that seems tailor made for teenage girls who do tumblr's about serial killers & horror movies.

I thought that was pretty good fun, very silly of course.

A favourite short film of mine is Andrea Arnold's 'Wasp'. As well as being a very realistic view of certain parts of British culture this is also my idea of a real horror film. http://vimeo.com/27862959


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 03, 2012, 07:50:54 PM
THE LOVED ONES isn't awful, just felt like a horror movie for teenagers. The end was pretty bad. I liked the guy falling out of the tree the best. The way he hit the car was halirious!

Also watched APARTMENT 143 (I think is the #)- cliched ghost movie. Has everything every movie about haunted houses (but in an apt) or possession has in it.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN- it takes 95 minutes to get around to finding out WHY we need to talk about Kevin who is a psychopathic teen who, despite being skinny as shit, can't find a shirt that fits properly. Want to see a movie about fucked up killer kids, check out HOME MOVIE or DEVIL TIMES FIVE.

Some of the old country songs in W.N.T.T.A.K. were the best thing about the film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZXS4tnmI_0&feature=related


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on June 05, 2012, 05:16:22 PM
Just watched French film HUMAN RESOURCES. Not as harsh as I expected and with some minor flaws but still good. The "showdown" between father and son near the end is heartbreaking.

Does anyone know where or even if I can find THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD on DVD?


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Post by: kettu on June 05, 2012, 05:17:50 PM
prometheus

ill use the same excuse ive used before that I see so few movies that I completelly enjoyed this. I read somewhere that this would connect blade runner with the alien saga but I didnt notice it. the end was a bit annoying set up type of thing but so what.

I also had the box set of bronx warriors and whatever else was on it but couldnt watch it hahah. I dont remember which one I tried but I just couldnt. they were on some field and everybody had on clean clothes and the acting was soooo horrid.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on June 05, 2012, 05:55:08 PM
prometheus
ill use the same excuse ive used before that I see so few movies that I completelly enjoyed this. I read somewhere that this would connect blade runner with the alien saga but I didnt notice it. the end was a bit annoying set up type of thing but so what.

It reeks like spin-off series about to start....  It's visually impressive movie, but could have been much much more so. I think many moments of monumental visions pass by too quick.


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Post by: H.H*D.H on June 06, 2012, 08:03:20 PM
Saw Prometheus yesterday. I had no knowledge of the movie beforehand and had no idea it was 'sort-of prequel' to Alien but this just amplified it's greatest flaw: it was way too predictable. There was no suspension because everything was laid bare for everyone to see some good tens of minutes before the 'twist' itself happened. Also, I didn't like the acting, it felt stiff and un-emotional and some glaring scientific problems affected my expirience. I know this kind of scifi isn't too hard on science but when you cut through your abmonial tissue and can walk after having it only stapled together is something I believe is impossible despite movie being scifi. When the most memorable scene in the movie is the intro then something is clearly wrong.


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Post by: ghoulson on June 07, 2012, 10:26:02 PM
Beyond the Black Rainbow
http://www.magnetreleasing.com/beyondtheblackrainbow/ (http://www.magnetreleasing.com/beyondtheblackrainbow/)


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Post by: P-K on June 08, 2012, 12:36:43 AM
Beyond the Black Rainbow
http://www.magnetreleasing.com/beyondtheblackrainbow/ (http://www.magnetreleasing.com/beyondtheblackrainbow/)

strong retro-scifi, drugs, Cronenbergian medical institute.....i loved it.....


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Post by: P-K on June 08, 2012, 09:37:13 AM
The Grey

I didn't know Ridley Scott was one of the producers until seeing him listed in the end credits.

started out as a nice grim survival flick, but man, did it lose everything towards the end :-( boring. silly end.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on June 08, 2012, 10:41:49 PM
Watched the 2011 prequel to the "The Thing" last night; I wanted to gouge my fucking eyes out. What a piece of shit movie. Terrible acting, terrible, terrible CGI and straight biting of scenes from the original. I hope the directors were arrested for this atrocity.


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Post by: Si Clark on June 10, 2012, 01:14:00 AM
When I first saw the film I wasn't that impressed but I read the book after doing an illustration project on it in art college and the film seemed a lot better the second time round. Possibly because I now a a good sense of what a seemingly impossible book it is to translate to film and that they took the film script in an interesting direction. The book took a while to read. I read it a second time sometime later and for whatever reason it seemed to click and I found it much more enjoyable, the first time reading it was quite a chore though.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 12, 2012, 12:08:23 AM
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans- ridiculous & over the top. Liked it a little more before I foundout Herzog directed it. I barely remember the original film but know I didn't like it.

The Redeemer: Son of Satan- mildly interesting slasher film that is also known as Class Reunion Massacre which I probably rented on vhs. Has a murder scene in the ladies room that is pretty intense compared to the rest of the tame kill scenes.

Grizzly- 1976 film about a giant bear. Love the kill scenes esp. the kid who gets his leg ripped off.


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Post by: Jordan on June 12, 2012, 12:26:00 AM
Everyone on here should have already seen Naked Lunch. I found the book unreadable but the film did the concept justice. Sometimes the works of a degenerate junkie must be wrested from their hands in order to make sense and be relevant to anyone else, I guess. Hah.

The film has very little to do with the book. It's more about Burroughs' life generally framed in the setting of the book or something. The focal point of the film is shooting Joan, and how Burroughs felt that the shooting is what made him become a writer, which is totally absent in the book. He often talked about how he had to write himself out of his situation after that tragic night in mexico, but never in a novel. In the introduction to Queer, I think, he says that he and his wife have separated ;) Although I've seen it a number of times and don't hate it or anything, it's more of a Cronenberg film than a Naked Lunch adaptation. Burroughs wasn't particularly impressed with it.

I find it hard to believe that people get into industrial without being Burroughs fans first. Reading Electronic Revolution and Invisible Generation when I was young got me playing with tape recorders and whatnot, and I don't think industrial would have resonated with me if it weren't for that.

I hardly read Burroughs books anymore, unless it's something heretofore unreleased. I read Phil Baker's recent bio and found a number of errors that I emailed him corrections to. If there's a second printing I will be acknowledged for that. Very vindicating.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 13, 2012, 07:46:15 PM
THE AGGRESSION SCALE- dumber than a bag of hammers & no where near as useful. It's like the scriptwriter is just now seeing "Home Alone" & decided it'd be better as an action film.


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Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on June 14, 2012, 08:01:02 AM
LEAVING LAS VEGAS
Some months ago I did a "business to business" trade with other shop. Gave them 100 new dvd's of porn and took shitloads of regular dvd's in return. Mostly took movies I knew are good, things I have seen before, but would like to see again. Among them was this. It's at the same time full of amusing things, but also very dark and intense. Relationship of prostitute and guy who is on mission to drink himself to death. Cage does possibly his best role?


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Post by: Si Clark on June 14, 2012, 09:39:05 AM
LEAVING LAS VEGAS
Some months ago I did a "business to business" trade with other shop. Gave them 100 new dvd's of porn and took shitloads of regular dvd's in return. Mostly took movies I knew are good, things I have seen before, but would like to see again. Among them was this. It's at the same time full of amusing things, but also very dark and intense. Relationship of prostitute and guy who is on mission to drink himself to death. Cage does possibly his best role?
I watched this again not so long ago and think it's a very strong film. Nicolas Cage has made some really terrible films but occasionally he manages to pick the right role and act well. Doesn't happen often though.


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Post by: tiny_tove on June 14, 2012, 09:47:41 AM
LEAVING LAS VEGAS
Some months ago I did a "business to business" trade with other shop. Gave them 100 new dvd's of porn and took shitloads of regular dvd's in return. Mostly took movies I knew are good, things I have seen before, but would like to see again. Among them was this. It's at the same time full of amusing things, but also very dark and intense. Relationship of prostitute and guy who is on mission to drink himself to death. Cage does possibly his best role?

YES. From the same director, check aslo the ultra-slow and heavy Lebensraum... I watched it around 2 in the night on a horror festival on a Ferry, and it was quite intense. Not a horror at hall, just classy depression.

Although Leaving LA is definitely Figgis' best.

Nicholas Cages was really promising in his early days (Arizona Jr, Wild at heart, etc.)... then turned into useless.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 16, 2012, 09:09:33 PM
For Nicholas Cage fans, you need to see "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans". It's like he was really doing drugs & they just turned him loose to see what the hell he'd do and say.

THE CHILDREN- UK film. Dumb as dirt but I like it. Kids killing adults, adults killing kids. Not up there with DEVIL TIMES FIVE or WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? but it's worth seeing. Never see the '80s films that I think this is sort of based on.

I like STREET TRASH. Named a song after it that's on something. I think. Never bought the 2-disc set. Didn't need all the extras.


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Post by: Jordan on June 16, 2012, 10:35:28 PM
I feel very much the same about Nicolas Cage. Wild at Heart, Raising Arizona, Leaving Las Vegas, and now National Treasure. Herzog's Bad Lieutenant is a fine return to form though. Herzog had to pull him aside and make sure he wasn't taking any drugs. He says he's been sober for a long time but that trouble he had last year would suggest otherwise.

When I was young and more alcoholic than I currently am I thought telling girls that I'm drinking myself to death would be a good way to score. It wasn't.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: H.H*D.H on June 17, 2012, 07:00:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tromamovies/videos?sort=dd&view=0&page=2

a fuckton of b-movies, including 'Death by Dialogue'


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 17, 2012, 08:12:40 PM
TWO-LANE BLACKTOP- not sure what the big deal with this is. pretty uninteresting except for the musclecars. never been a car-guy but definitely appreciate mean, gas-guzzling, growling machines.
VAMPIRE CIRCUS- fave hammer film
THOU SHALT NOT KILL... EXCEPT- cheap as dirt action film from'85 but almost feels like it could have been made 12 years earlier. not sure if it's suppose to be a satire or it's just bad acting,directing but guessing it's all of the above. would be a good co-feature with I DRINK YOUR BLOOD.


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Post by: HongKongGoolagong on June 18, 2012, 12:16:24 AM
WEASELS RIP MY FLESH directed by Nathan H Schiff, 1979

Words fail me trying to describe this deranged horror obscurity kindly supplied on VHS by Mr DK720. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack from laughing so hard.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on June 18, 2012, 04:32:47 AM
just saw Prometheus and I really, really enjoyed it. Saw it on one of the big ass IMAX screens with a massive system, which made it seem more monumental. As a long time reader of Alien comics it was awesome to see many of the ideas on origins and intent of Aliens incorporated. And again, the visuals were fucking insane. I went expecting big budget sci-fi horror, and that's exactly what it delivered...


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Post by: H.H*D.H on June 19, 2012, 03:42:16 PM
Does anyone know the situation with the Loputon Gehennan Liekki dvd? Wasn't it supposed to be released in this spring? Have I missed it?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Matthias on June 21, 2012, 10:15:34 AM
Tropic Of Cancer
Another "lost" giallo I never thought would see a dvd-release, but here we are... Cozy story set in a sunny Haiti, starring Anita Strindberg and Gabriele Tinti amongst others. The plot evolves around a doctor who has invented a new drug/medicine which formula some shady characters are willing to kill for. Some intense voodoo rituals and cock fighting scenes which could be taken straight from a mondoflick (that the director was close to Jacopetti and also helped out with Goodbye Uncle Tom might explain some things). Some very nice locations and at times visually stunning. Included is an interesting interview with the director, who talks about his several meetings with Haitian dictator Duvalier etc. Another amazing job from Camera Obscura. (Kind of funny how these dvds still feels expensive with their pricetag of about €25 each, I certainly had no problem paying more than that for somewhat shitty vhs-imports in the mid 90's.)

Hotel Paradise
A working camp with female prisoners out in the deep jungle, an evil tyrant, Ajita Wilson, some approaching revolutionaries = violent sleazefest. Good times all over, as primtive as it gets. Just now realised that director Edoardo Mulargia actually co-directed Tropic Of Cancer as well. The scandinavian dvd comes with both the regular version as well as the longer XXX-version.


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Post by: ghoulson on June 21, 2012, 08:30:34 PM
I never bothered to pick up "Tropic of Cancer" DVD - already have it on greek vhs and I hardly think its worth spending more money on.... Camera Obscura releases hold very high quality and price isn't that expensive actually... reading old mailorder catalogues I also realize how distant it feels today that I used to pay astronomic sums for vhs copies.
Hotel Paradise is a classic... I remember the excitement about Ajita Wilson when watching this in my teens :D

for example I paid a lot in the late 90s for a bootleg of True Gore from Laughing Eskimo. a few months ago I managed to find the japanese vhs for $15. back then this was a favourite "party" video... watching it now I am stunned by how powerful it remains after so long time and that its even more disturbing and powerful today. excellent music selections and strong visuals by monte cazazza. true gore is only 1980s "mondo" that I can watch over and over again... strange enough I think this japanese vhs from nostradamus video is the only release available.

another film I saw recently was Master of the World by Alberto Cavallone:
"Re-live the dawn of man through the eyes of Bog as his expanding brain strives to drag him above the other animals.. The early lust in his loins stirs him to see his women as more than feeders of the young. Crudely sharpened sticks and chisled stones strike deep into the flinty hearts of a rival tribe - but who will be Master of the World? Territorial imperative spawns the first settlements to be defended to the death and the Shaman's sacrificial chanting cries out to the supernatural powers in the Lunar sky. The Noble Savage stalks his prey in primeval forests only a claw-slash away from becoming the prey. This is the raw meat of the early struggle to survive that made us the men we are today..."


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Post by: tiny_tove on June 21, 2012, 10:01:43 PM
cavallone did the best Italian surrealist movie ever:

SPELL dolce mattatoio.
EVERYBODY MUST WATCH THIS, complete masterpiece


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ghoulson on June 21, 2012, 10:58:26 PM
tinytove: it is an absolute masterpiece! I've got both italian vhs & american dvd (released under name: Man, Woman & Beast)...

from the info text:

"6 days of sinning. On the 7th day he confesses. This extermely well written film takes  place in a humble Italian Catholic village where everyone is acquainted with each other but no one truly knows about the secret lives that they all live. The entire community is preparing for the annual religious festival. There's the local butcher who covets the town's young teenagers and then goes into the freezer and makes love to hanging beef carcasses. The teenage daughter who has sex with her father and becomes pregnant at her grandfather's funeral. The communist drunkard who beats and rapes his wife. She lives through her dreams and fantasies or she'll go crazy. The Christ-like stranger who does not have a name. The women fantasize about him. The children all adore him but he does not belong to the village. He always seems to be at the right place at the right time. And there's a bizarre artist who clips out pictures of internal organs from medical journals and pastes them on magazine models with a completely insane wife who never speaks. She drinks water from out of the commode and defecates on a bleeding, dying man during wild unbridled sex with him as the artist husband watches.
All of these life choices are going on while keeping up appearances for the Catholic Church. An extremely well choreographed film with fantastic fragmented clips that capture the imagination."

Can't recommend this one enough.... Cavallone is also the mind behind "Blue Movie" - another film that everyone should see!


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 22, 2012, 08:57:23 PM
RAMPART- I thought this was going to be a gritty street cop film but instead it's part that with alot of soap opera family drama. I was expecting more from James Ellroy's script. Woody Harrelson's character isn't very good at being a corrupt, violent cop. He gets caught everytime he does something.


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Post by: tiny_tove on June 27, 2012, 12:10:25 PM
I am SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS

http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/daily-briefing-trailer-for-wakamatsus-mishima

although it will be an harsh comparison with Shrader's masterpiece


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 28, 2012, 07:56:04 PM
I am SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS:

http://wherethetrailends.com/

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/161366/   (very good sndtrk)



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Post by: Human Larvae on June 28, 2012, 10:45:27 PM
I am SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS:

http://wherethetrailends.com/

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/161366/   (very good sndtrk)



that looks and sounds very impressive!


Saw Drive the other night. Nice little action movie with 2-3 good death scenes, worth a watch

Midnight Meat Train Though the ending is a bit silly, there is plenty of gore and suspense


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Post by: ghoulson on June 28, 2012, 11:11:06 PM
WHERE THE DEAD GO TO DIE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6-aCCqCc_0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6-aCCqCc_0)
I borrowed this from a friend today... strange animation from Unearthed Films. Lots of hallucinatory gore and nightmare visuals. A talking dog, faceless children, deviation, depravity and Hell. Usually this is the kind of stuff I like in films, but perhaps the use of 3D animation made me dislike it.... I don't know. Worth a try. I am sure some other people here will enjoy it.

RATED X
Film based upon story of the Mitchell brothers (Behind the Green Door etc) played by Sheen / Estevez. Entertaining...


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Post by: online prowler on June 29, 2012, 09:44:08 PM
Beyond the Black Rainbow
http://www.magnetreleasing.com/beyondtheblackrainbow/ (http://www.magnetreleasing.com/beyondtheblackrainbow/)

Really looking forward to check this one out. Exceptional visuals, the storyline seems good as well.

A selection of recommendation follows:

Welt am Draht (1973) Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Check the newly released Criterion version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvlQ8TQsmQA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvlQ8TQsmQA)  

The Turin Horse (2011) Béla Tarr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWYoqi4Kpw4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWYoqi4Kpw4)

Dillinger Is Dead (1969) Marco Ferreri (http://Dillinger Is Dead (1969) Marco Ferreri). Criterion version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UQeDWwzDFE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UQeDWwzDFE)

Kidnapped (Secuestrados, 2010) Miguel Ángel Vivas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4nNDcHXEDc&feature=fvwrel

The Innocents (1961) Jack Clayton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmamrVb6Ncs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmamrVb6Ncs)

The Raid Redemption (2011) Gareth Evans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My02wp9fsho (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My02wp9fsho)

La Vie Nouvelle (2002) Philippe Grandrieux. All filmography of Grandrieux recommended.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np-5lz6fMYM

Underwater Love (2011) Shinji Imaoka.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voliNq18aFM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voliNq18aFM)

La Deuxieme Souffle (1966) Jean Pierre Melville. Criterion version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI5Qo_qTz20 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI5Qo_qTz20)

Hour of the Wolf (1968) Ingmar Bergman (http://Hour of the Wolf (1968) Ingmar Bergman).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXk6VXs6jh4

Ordet (1955) C.T. Dreyer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uQEPjRog84 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uQEPjRog84)


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Post by: online prowler on June 29, 2012, 11:10:35 PM
Richard Kern
(http://dtonedenizkitabevi.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/new-york-underground-dvd-cover.jpg?w=1024)
dvd collection

Nick Zedd
(http://cdn101.iofferphoto.com/img/item/274/725/31/duQXJHAmWmtVyib.jpg)
dvd collection


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: influencing machine on July 01, 2012, 08:35:44 PM
Beyond the Black Rainbow
http://www.magnetreleasing.com/beyondtheblackrainbow/ (http://www.magnetreleasing.com/beyondtheblackrainbow/)

Really looking forward to check this one out. Exceptional visuals, the storyline seems good as well.

What follows contains no "spoilers" per se, but here is my opinion of the film:

Saw "Beyond the Black Rainbow" last night. Was interested in it for the first 40 mins or so and kept thinking that at some point the plot would catch up to the aesthetics. The film looked good for the most part, but that just wasn't enough to make up for the razor thin (actually, virtually non-existent) plot and boring one-deimensional characters. By the end, the film was a fucking joke and had one of the worst endings I have seen in a long time. Honestly, the only way the ending could have been worse if if the main character woke up and realized it was all a dream. Fucking stupid ending that actually made me angry that I sat there for almost two hours. The film had so much potential both visually and in the basic premise of the plot that was never actually developed at all. All of the comparisons to Tarkovsky and Kubrick Cronenberg etc are so misplaced and inappropriate. I mean, sure, the filmmaker was influenced by the greats and attempted to emulate them, but that doesnt make for a good film. Derivative pointless film that could have been good if anyone bothered to add even a half-decent plot to it.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 02, 2012, 02:53:15 PM
HEADSHOT (2011)

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjEzNDg4MjI2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjIzNzY2Nw@@._V1._SY317_CR4,0,214,317_.jpg)

http://www.headshotmovie.com/ (http://www.headshotmovie.com/)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW2Y7tQra4w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW2Y7tQra4w)



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: halthan on July 03, 2012, 09:29:52 AM
Pixote

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082912/


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 03, 2012, 09:34:02 PM
cavallone did the best Italian surrealist movie ever:

SPELL dolce mattatoio.
EVERYBODY MUST WATCH THIS, complete masterpiece


THANX for this recommendation! Really good. I recommend it highly. Keep 'em coming Tiny Tove!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on July 04, 2012, 08:39:34 AM
You may wanna his other film, definitely sick, although less classy: BLUE MOVIE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDb4kSkQwNU

less surreal, but it has some classic scenes.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 04, 2012, 08:27:37 PM
You may wanna his other film, definitely sick, although less classy: BLUE MOVIE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDb4kSkQwNU

less surreal, but it has some classic scenes.

AIT! Thanx a bunch Tiny Tove. Will def check it out. Have you seen this?

- Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (1970) -
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTczNDk3OTc0MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTI3OTQyMQ@@._V1._SY317_CR17,0,214,317_.jpg)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR07_yzRFMM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR07_yzRFMM)


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Post by: tiny_tove on July 04, 2012, 09:53:05 PM
damn not... the trailer is already a masterpiece and made me come tom mind another excellent Czech surrealist -although very influenced by Italian cinema a la Fellini and, of course Bunuel -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaIfJUkibwo

Spalovač mrtvol - The Cremator (1968) by Juraj Herz
Although not an "extreme" movie, it covers many subjects that could fit in this forum...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 04, 2012, 11:06:29 PM
Spalovač mrtvol - The Cremator (1968) by Juraj Herz
Although not an "extreme" movie, it covers many subjects that could fit in this forum...

Haven't seen this one ... good suggestion! Grazie! Director Juraj Herz rings a bell, but I can't place him at the moment. 


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Post by: ghoulson on July 04, 2012, 11:15:19 PM
Pixote

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082912/

Hector Babenco is a great director responsible for several films worth seeing....Besides Pixote (his masterpiece), I can also recommend:
Lucio Flavio (recommended for those into italian cop thrillers)
Carandiru (only of his recent films that I've seen.... some of the best prison riot portrayals I've seen)

Another gem I won't forget.... Devil Queen / A Rainha Diaba (sleaze, violence, transvestites, drugs... we used parts of this for backdrop when playing with Blood Ov Thee Christ. directed by Antonio Carlos da Fontoura)


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Post by: online prowler on July 06, 2012, 03:28:00 AM
Just rereleased on dvd. Totally idiotic fun w 2012 goggles.


Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COwzNqlUxWE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COwzNqlUxWE)

FUTUREWORLD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZCcpsOpQgs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZCcpsOpQgs)




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Tenebracid on July 06, 2012, 02:34:35 PM
A reinha diaba looks great... downloading right now, thanks for the recommendation ghoulson.

i wonder if anyone here is into the spanish films from the late 70s and early 80s known as "cine kinki"?

they are about the lives of young street criminals (kinkis) robbing, dealing, shooting heroin, fucking, fighting, prison tales..... most of them are not actors but real street kids who were real addicts and criminals who would become famous for their crimes and others would later die due to drugs, etc. Also there's a nice use of slang, gypsy music soundtracks and excellent sociopolitical portrayal of post-Franco's Spain.

some classic titles I'd recommend:

Perros Callejeros (1977)
El Pico I & II  (1983-84)
Navajeros (1980)
Colegas (1982)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on July 06, 2012, 02:42:26 PM
thank you so much.

I would like to know more about Spanish cinema in general, apart from the great classics (Bunuel. De Olivera, Almodovar), I only know 90's and most recent horror/action directors (De La Iglesias, Cerda, etc.)...



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Tenebracid on July 07, 2012, 05:44:38 PM
thank you so much.

I would like to know more about Spanish cinema in general, apart from the great classics (Bunuel. De Olivera, Almodovar), I only know 90's and most recent horror/action directors (De La Iglesias, Cerda, etc.)...



my favorite spanish film is Arrebato by Ivan Zulueta, also his shorts are highly recommended.

another favorite is Tras el cristal by Agusti Villaronga, every fan of extreme cinema should watch this. He's been in the spotlight lately after his last film, Pa negre, was a huge success here and overseas and while it's still a great film, it's also a lot more "light" and commercial than his obscure masterpiece.

'Bilbao' is another great and pretty much unknown film from the 80s about a guy who kidnaps a prostitute, it's the best one by the irregular Bigas Luna. also Caniche, Lola, Angustia (his horror film made in USA) and Las edades de Lulu are worth a watch. He does terrible crap these days.

Victor Erice is another kind of nowadays forgotten director that made two beautiful films, El espiritu de la colmena and El Sur, beautiful and melancholic films with excellent photography.

forgotten is also Val del Omar, genious visionary, his shorts are incredible, have to be seen.

eloy de la iglesia is more famous for making "cine kinki" films but also made the underground serial killer sordid classic  La semana del asesino and the pseudogiallo El techo de cristal.

as of obscure eurotrash directors like Larraz (Vampyres), Piquer Simón (Pieces), Jesus Franco, Naschy, Grau (Ceremonia Sangrienta, No profanar el sueño de los muertos...), Eugenio Martin (Una vela para el diablo)... all great!

theres also this rare gem titled Más alla del terror that weirdly mixes the violent and scum characters of cine kinki here as a gang of bikers who kidnap a couple ejected into the metaphysical and zombie hallucinations of trashy fantaterror due to a curse an old woman puts on them after they burn her house with her and her grandson inside, has to be seen to be believed. Original copies only exist in betamax video format and trade hands for around 200 euros if they ever show up but theres a rip around.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 07, 2012, 08:17:35 PM
ANGST - dvd-r rip with engl subs. Print is from the German dvd that has deleted scenes from the beginning, I think? I know the dir. changed it but cannot remember the details.

http://severed-cinema.com/a-reviews/angst

I've always liked Spanish horror films. Love Bugas Luna's ANGUISH & alot of Paul Naschy's films plus WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?, the Blind Dead films, PIECES, LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE.

Even the 6 FILMS TO KEEP YOU AWAKE collection is, for the most part, all pretty good: http://www.amazon.com/6-Films-Keep-You-Awake/dp/B001AIQ154

Just finished Andrzej Zulawski's POSSESSION (1981). It gets my vote for one of the most 'crazy as a shithouse rat' films ever made. Just read that Isabelle Adjani was homeless during the making of the film & Zulawski allowed her to live in the apt they were filming in. After it was all said & done, she tried to commit suicide. I like her in Walter Hill's THE DRIVER. She's ridiculously over-the-top dramatic in POSSESSION but completely opposite in THE DRIVER. Looking forward to receiving the POSSESSION sndtrk LP on Finders Keepers & there's suppose to be a fully uncut Euro. dvd in the works.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ghoulson on July 08, 2012, 12:04:17 AM
theres also this rare gem titled Más alla del terror that weirdly mixes the violent and scum characters of cine kinki here as a gang of bikers who kidnap a couple ejected into the metaphysical and zombie hallucinations of trashy fantaterror due to a curse an old woman puts on them after they burn her house with her and her grandson inside, has to be seen to be believed. Original copies only exist in betamax video format and trade hands for around 200 euros if they ever show up but theres a rip around.

Thanks for some interesting recommendations. Spanish movie industry often falls in the shadow of the italian...
At first I mistook "Más alla del terror" for "Coto a caza" by Jorge Grau, but it seems like I've totally missed this one... someone provided a vhs rip with custom subtitles on Cinemageddon.
Maybe this could interest some people: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076038/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076038/)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on July 09, 2012, 12:05:41 AM
(http://img.buzznet.com/assets/imgx/1/8/5/2/8/7/1/orig-1852871.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on July 09, 2012, 08:35:40 AM
(http://www.hollywoodmemorabilia.com/files/cache/ernest-borgnine-hand-signed-8x10-photo-from-wild-bunch-awesome-with-rr-coa_14351d3ef3e1b5200cfee0cb95f4962c.jpg)

RIP


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ghoulson on July 09, 2012, 03:35:06 PM
(http://www.hollywoodmemorabilia.com/files/cache/ernest-borgnine-hand-signed-8x10-photo-from-wild-bunch-awesome-with-rr-coa_14351d3ef3e1b5200cfee0cb95f4962c.jpg)

RIP

Have you seen "Sunday in the Country"? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075382/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075382/)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on July 09, 2012, 03:41:33 PM
Yes!
It felt like Straw dogs gone bad :)
very good.
One I really liked with him was Sean Penn's fragment in the 9/11 movie.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on July 12, 2012, 05:51:46 PM
HANNA D- THE GIRL FROM VONDEL PARK (1984)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAdaXUP3dYg&feature=share

It's very similar of the most knowed Christian F (unfortunately never seen it). Not bad, maybe some bad elements and a clashing end but I enjoyed this movie. Drugs, lots of needls, gross and crude scenes and a livid and grey Amsterdam.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 13, 2012, 07:53:19 PM
(http://www.hollywoodmemorabilia.com/files/cache/ernest-borgnine-hand-signed-8x10-photo-from-wild-bunch-awesome-with-rr-coa_14351d3ef3e1b5200cfee0cb95f4962c.jpg)

RIP

Have you seen "Sunday in the Country"? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075382/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075382/)

I use to have a really cheap dvd of "Sunday in the Country" thought I'mnot sure that was the title but plot on imdb sounds like what I remember. My fave Borgnine films are The Wild Bunch, Emperor of the North, & The Devils Rain (got the paperback bk not too long ago). He's mean as hell in Emperor of the North!

Watched Bullhead last night. It's a Belgian crime film that starts out ok but sort of loses it about halfway through.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on July 14, 2012, 05:55:27 PM
Saw Savages last week with the woman. Fucking terrible. Avoid at all costs.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on July 16, 2012, 03:22:26 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b9/Ruling_Class.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 17, 2012, 12:31:12 AM
FRIGHT from 1972 with Susan George looking pretty good in a short fuzzy purple dress, belt, stockings, & go-go boots. She plays a babysitter who gets harassed by a woman's ex-husband who escaped from the loony bin.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on July 19, 2012, 04:57:19 PM
http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/07/thomas-jane-punisher-short.php

Unofficial Punisher short film. Theme of vigilante delivering justi... punishment, never gets old! I hope it encourages full length of something as fierce as this.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on July 19, 2012, 05:11:41 PM
Spalovač mrtvol - The Cremator (1968) by Juraj Herz
Although not an "extreme" movie, it covers many subjects that could fit in this forum...

Haven't seen this one ... good suggestion! Grazie! Director Juraj Herz rings a bell, but I can't place him at the moment. 


I really liked his slightly surreal (more in tone than in actual plot) masterpiece Morgiana. I'd say in a somewhat Polanski-like manner. Really good. Stunning aesthetics.

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124012/

And  speaking of "Valerie and her week of Wonders", one of my top ten favorites of all times. I watch it from time to time, never get tired of it. This is pure magic.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on July 19, 2012, 05:21:51 PM
AMER- french film with heavy giallo influences. first section is interesting followed by boredom then picks up. Has all the cool colored lighting, odd camera angles, a straight razor with black gloves but no hats or J&B bottles. OK for a rental. Has the directors early short films in the extras. I watched 2 of the 5 or 6. One called "Catharsis" was interesting.

I thought it was visually impressive all the way through. It feels more like a stylistic exercise/hommage than anything else, so style is really all I need. I think the scene in the garden at night was really nice too, with the taxidriver and the razor on the teeth. Not something I'll watch that often, but it's been a while and I think I will watch it again soon. Don't think my edition had the short films though, too bad?   


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on July 20, 2012, 08:17:14 AM
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01700/sexy-beast_1700282c.jpg)

hell of a fucking movie

(http://media.onsugar.com/files/2011/05/18/1/1437/14373728/aa53e0199cb274dd_beavis-and-butt-head-do-america.gif)

one of the all time best. childhood memories


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on July 20, 2012, 03:08:21 PM
Seen quite a lot of lately. What's stuck at the top of my head - Latvian documentary Family Instinct (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1817142/) . Though the subtitles were terrible, since Latvian language is similar to Lithuanian, it's possible to understand everything. So bleak, harsh and funny. Incest, alcohol, poverty and so on. True eastern european village. No wonder why it's called "Latvian Gummo". If someone is interested - drop me a line. I still haven't found the dvd of it to buy


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on July 20, 2012, 03:39:04 PM
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01700/sexy-beast_1700282c.jpg)

hell of a fucking movie


The only time I see my favourite Winston whitering in front of another actor...

Ben Kinsgley's "No" scene is a complete masterpiece.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: emboscado on July 20, 2012, 05:10:45 PM
http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/07/thomas-jane-punisher-short.php

Unofficial Punisher short film. Theme of vigilante delivering justi... punishment, never gets old! I hope it encourages full length of something as fierce as this.

Absolutely, this short piece made "just for the fun of it" captures the essence of Ennis period in the Punisher series... Damn that the movie were just a fail... maybe it would have worked better as a tv series...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on July 20, 2012, 06:24:56 PM
http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/07/thomas-jane-punisher-short.php

Unofficial Punisher short film. Theme of vigilante delivering justi... punishment, never gets old! I hope it encourages full length of something as fierce as this.

Absolutely, this short piece made "just for the fun of it" captures the essence of Ennis period in the Punisher series... Damn that the movie were just a fail... maybe it would have worked better as a tv series...

Considering how TV has seen a change in attitude to depictions of gore and sex lately I could definitely see Punisher being pulled of a successfull series. I think these endless running comics are much better suited for the tv-series format than movies (which might work for graphic novels, but most often don't). As long as it wouldn't end up as something so utterly crappy as "spartacus"   


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: HongKongGoolagong on July 24, 2012, 05:40:34 AM
SWEET MOVIE (1974)
Provocative arthouse/exploitation film that like the earlier WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM mixes found film, documentary footage, sex, violence, politics, art and taboos into a delirious cinematic spectacle. Could also be considered the unofficial blueprint for several (90s) perversion subcultures - WAM/sploshing, adult babies, full body enclosure, piss, shit, vomit, etc, etc...

It is something of a favourite here and while yes there is a whole lot of weird sex in there, the weird politics are pretty interesting too - there is I think real hatred for communism in there despite how things first appear. Unforgettable, bizarre, hugely thought-provoking, guaranteed to cause arguments about its meaning.

One of my favourite Phil Todd projects ANNA PLANETA was named after the boy-molesting character in this film. Double CD of entirely uncommercial improvised material using few real instruments recorded in abandoned orphanage with bats at night in the late 90s. Pretty much made BWCD go out of business!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 24, 2012, 09:33:22 PM
Anyone seen this one?

Melancholie der Engel. German horror anno 2009.

(http://couchcutter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/301704_f.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfvgRwa0J8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfvgRwa0J8)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 26, 2012, 01:21:13 AM
Eating Raoul (1982)

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY3ODUzMTQ5MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjYyMjAwMQ@@._V1._SY317_.jpg)

Fun and føkked up comedy by Paul Bartel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3N5l-URMJw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3N5l-URMJw)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on July 26, 2012, 08:32:33 AM
SWEET MOVIE (1974)
Provocative arthouse/exploitation film that like the earlier WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM mixes found film, documentary footage, sex, violence, politics, art and taboos into a delirious cinematic spectacle. Could also be considered the unofficial blueprint for several (90s) perversion subcultures - WAM/sploshing, adult babies, full body enclosure, piss, shit, vomit, etc, etc...

(http://stevemobia.com/images/Films/Sweet%20Movie%20still.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 28, 2012, 06:21:23 PM
Eating Raoul (1982)

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY3ODUzMTQ5MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjYyMjAwMQ@@._V1._SY317_.jpg)

Fun and føkked up comedy by Paul Bartel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3N5l-URMJw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3N5l-URMJw)

Another perverse film due to be released on Criterion! Comes complete with the two short films The Secret Cinema and Naughty Nurse: http://www.criterion.com/films/27767-eating-raoul. I've mentioned it before in this thread but Private Parts is incredible too and Death Race 2000 is just adorable...


Registered a while back the reissue on Criterion, but didn't read the article. Haven't seen his short films. Looking forward to check it out. Thanx for the info!


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Post by: online prowler on July 28, 2012, 06:25:31 PM
Arsenal (1929)

(http://www.mrbongo.com/media/images/MRBDVD034-arsenal-1.jpg)

Director: Alexander Dovzhenko.
Ru/Silent movie

(http://deeperintomovies.net/journal/image11/arsenal1.jpg)
(http://www.sensesofcinema.com/wp-content/uploads/images/04/cteq/arsenal.jpg)

Cinematic piece here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIq0UDHvqic&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIq0UDHvqic&feature=related)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 28, 2012, 07:51:04 PM
TROMA's FATHER'S DAY (2011)

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSS86fH-eJeyS_PBjfStH_I_dkQl4gyvMVgzNciA_0TbOTg99oy)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Fg_K08YIA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Fg_K08YIA)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on July 28, 2012, 09:19:02 PM
TROMA's FATHER'S DAY (2011)

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSS86fH-eJeyS_PBjfStH_I_dkQl4gyvMVgzNciA_0TbOTg99oy)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Fg_K08YIA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Fg_K08YIA)

Nice, like the look of this one. Inspired me to check out some other forgotten Troma stuff on the 'Tube, lo and behold all the Toxic Avenger films have been put up for streaming. Brilliant.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 01, 2012, 06:31:06 AM
Just started watching the Trailer Park Boys a few days ago. Blew threw the 6 episode first season quite quickly. It's silly, even dumb at times, but still so enjoyable. I especially love how the character Julian, never, ever goes anywhere without a mixed drink in his hands. A wonderful glorification and simultaneous joke on Nova Scotian trailer park culture that's applicable to hicks, gypsies and small time criminals everywhere.

(http://cltampa.com/binary/7ea4/trailerparkboys.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: MT on August 01, 2012, 10:23:31 AM
Lahey is my favorite. Absolute drunken' maniac.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on August 02, 2012, 12:02:00 AM
Kill List last night http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1788391/

Started ok, bit of a slow burner, nice British-ness to it but fell apart 2/3 of the way through with the "twist". Became unecessary, predictable and sadly stupid. Shame. There was a trailer for Animal Kingdom on the DVD which makes me want to see that more now, and Brighton Rock. Some foreign language film as well which looked quite good but the title escapes me so I'll probably never get round to seeing it/remembering it.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on August 02, 2012, 01:40:29 AM
Kill List last night http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1788391/ Started ok, bit of a slow burner, nice British-ness to it but fell apart 2/3 of the way through with the "twist". Became unecessary, predictable and sadly stupid. Shame. There was a trailer for Animal Kingdom on the DVD which makes me want to see that more now, and Brighton Rock. Some foreign language film as well which looked quite good but the title escapes me so I'll probably never get round to seeing it/remembering it.

Saw Animal Kingdom a while back. Thriller worth getting along to. Lot of interesting movement going on in the Aussie film industry at the moment. If my memory serves me well the producer of AK is also involved in 2011s The Hunter http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703148/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703148/) with Willelm Dafoe. Decent flick as well. The writer of the novel The Hunter Julia Leigh released her directorial debut last year. The slow moving cold-dark-erotic Sleeping Beauty. Not a perfect film in all sense, but I enjoyed the visuals as well as the rhythm. Recommend it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CU_gV-8esY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CU_gV-8esY)  

Mostly been watching adaptations of Philip K. Dick lately. Started with Blade Runner, then Minority Report, then Total Recall. Even though the directors took a lot of creative liberties, making it all a lot more glamorous and acceptable for Hollywood, they're all still pretty good, gritty, dark, and a little disturbing. None of these, however, can match the quality of A Scanner Darkly. Robert Downey Jr.'s performance is spectacular and there's no question for me that it's Richard Linklater's best film.

Been ages ago since I read P.K. Dick. Might take him up again one of these days. Scanner Darkly is a great film. The paranoia is smiting. As for Blade Runner... no words can articulate ... Total Recall is mayor fun. Remember we where truly awed by Hollywood's adaptation when it came out on vhs. See that they are releasing a new version of Total now. Haven't bothered to read about it. Will steer clear of this version. When we are talking of Arnold... had an 80s run earlier this spring. Revisited among his Red Heat (1988). Absolutely great action-comedy fun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14bjUtntk4Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14bjUtntk4Q). Walter Hill directs: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi and Peter Boyle; all manic cartoon figures. HA!    

At the end of the song I would like to shed a light on Jean-Pierre Melville's L'armée des ombres (Army of shadows) from '69. Melville is one of my all-time fav directors. The film mentioned is presented like a combo of war film and gangster movie. The cinematography by Pierre L'homme is worth the watch alone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-1Dzrk-cfI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-1Dzrk-cfI)  Short trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on38oTESbHU&feature=related (http://Short trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on38oTESbHU&feature=related)
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/criterion-production/release_images/755/385_box_348x490.jpg?1328128328)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 02, 2012, 02:23:06 AM
Army of Shadows is easily the best movie about the resistance. Period


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on August 02, 2012, 04:47:47 AM
Army of Shadows is easily the best movie about the resistance. Period


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Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on August 02, 2012, 08:19:20 AM
When we are talking of Arnold... had an 80s run earlier this spring. Revisited among his Red Heat (1988). Absolutely great action-comedy fun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14bjUtntk4Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14bjUtntk4Q). Walter Hill directs: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi and Peter Boyle; all manic cartoon figures. HA!    


Now don't forget Twins and Kindergarten Cop. Two pillars of contemporary western culture.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on August 02, 2012, 08:25:20 AM
BLISS from 1985

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088821/plotsummary

This I remember as one of the funniest surrealist comedies I've ever seen...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on August 03, 2012, 01:13:42 AM
Kill List last night http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1788391/ Started ok, bit of a slow burner, nice British-ness to it but fell apart 2/3 of the way through with the "twist". Became unecessary, predictable and sadly stupid. Shame. There was a trailer for Animal Kingdom on the DVD which makes me want to see that more now, and Brighton Rock. Some foreign language film as well which looked quite good but the title escapes me so I'll probably never get round to seeing it/remembering it.

Saw Animal Kingdom a while back. Thriller worth getting along to. Lot of interesting movement going on in the Aussie film industry at the moment. If my memory serves me well the producer of AK is also involved in 2011s The Hunter http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703148/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703148/) with Willelm Dafoe. Decent flick as well.

Just watched the trailer, looks good, knew nothing of it previously. Might have to reconsider Lovefilm or something of that ilk.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: vomitgore on August 03, 2012, 01:34:45 AM
Anyone seen this one?

Melancholie der Engel. German horror anno 2009.

(http://couchcutter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/301704_f.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfvgRwa0J8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfvgRwa0J8)

Good film! Has some very depraved scenes (scat, vomiting etc) and beautiful cinematography. However it is quite absurd at times, and the DVD doesn't come with english subtitles, so the 2,5 hours could be a strain, if you don't understand german! Surely not everyone's cup of tea, but quite sick, authentic and artsy without being faggish. The film includes a ridiculous amount of animal snuff btw, so stay clear, if you don't like that.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on August 03, 2012, 02:35:28 PM
Some foreign language film as well which looked quite good but the title escapes me so I'll probably never get round to seeing it/remembering it.

Well I did a bit of hunting and remembered it has Vincent Cassel in it - the film in question is Notre Jour Viendra (Our Day Will Come), anyone seen it?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1651328/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcg4NTlGU1E

Love the sound of the factory siren.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on August 03, 2012, 04:49:44 PM
Some foreign language film as well which looked quite good but the title escapes me so I'll probably never get round to seeing it/remembering it.

Well I did a bit of hunting and remembered it has Vincent Cassel in it - the film in question is Notre Jour Viendra (Our Day Will Come), anyone seen it?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1651328/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcg4NTlGU1E

Love the sound of the factory siren.

Saw this a while back. A kill-off road movie. Not the peak of film history, though worth to check out. Misanthropic, dark, fun. Cassel is good so is co-star what's-his-name? In short an A-B-C in how to propose oneself in this world?! ....  Enjoy Gavras films, espc the beat that skipped my heart.

(http://www.thefilmpilgrim.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Our-Day-Will-Come-DVD_2D2.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on August 03, 2012, 04:59:36 PM
The redhead guy is Olivier Barthelemy. Noutre Jour Viendra is one of the most intense movie of the last years. It's a run against everything. I wrote so much about this Romain Gavras movie on my article about power-electronics cinema. the Cassel monologue is perfect and fits so good in that kind of cinema message


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on August 03, 2012, 10:41:00 PM
Great, I shall see about getting hold of it.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 03, 2012, 11:43:06 PM
Melancholie der Engel is by the same director as Cannibal which was a bore but had some great gore. MdE sounds like it'd be the same (a bore with great gore/depravity) & maybe something like Subconscious Cruelty.

Our Day Will Come looks interesting.

I haven't seen anything good lately...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on August 04, 2012, 04:10:40 PM
The redhead guy is Olivier Barthelemy. Noutre Jour Viendra is one of the most intense movie of the last years. It's a run against everything. I wrote so much about this Romain Gavras movie on my article about power-electronics cinema. the Cassel monologue is perfect and fits so good in that kind of cinema message

with Calvaire my favourite recent Euro movie.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on August 05, 2012, 02:55:33 AM
Kill List last night http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1788391/ Started ok, bit of a slow burner, nice British-ness to it but fell apart 2/3 of the way through with the "twist". Became unecessary, predictable and sadly stupid. Shame. There was a trailer for Animal Kingdom on the DVD which makes me want to see that more now, and Brighton Rock. Some foreign language film as well which looked quite good but the title escapes me so I'll probably never get round to seeing it/remembering it.

Saw Animal Kingdom a while back. Thriller worth getting along to. Lot of interesting movement going on in the Aussie film industry at the moment. If my memory serves me well the producer of AK is also involved in 2011s The Hunter...

Ok so I just watched Animal Kingdom, read a lot of comparisons of between this and Snow Town... don't see it really, other than the obvious Aussie crime thriller similarity. AK is better, I'd say. Very enjoyable, glad to have seen it. Definitely interested in The Hunter now.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on August 06, 2012, 11:01:49 PM
TRAILER:

Kotoko
by Shinya Tsukamoto
dvd release on Third Window Films this fall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILChkxK-w70 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILChkxK-w70)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on August 07, 2012, 09:36:44 PM
BLISS from 1985

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088821/plotsummary

This I remember as one of the funniest surrealist comedies I've ever seen...

Thanx, this looks good!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on August 08, 2012, 02:47:03 AM
It's absurdist really, but with a lot of hillariously surrealist details. Still, you can notice it being an eighties movie in many ways.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Tenebracid on August 10, 2012, 03:27:40 PM
nil by mouth (1997)

excellent gritty drama directed by gary oldman that feels like a docu at most parts about a family living in south east london's public housing.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on August 16, 2012, 03:30:55 AM
The Turin Horse

a masterpiece and the best movie i ever watched in my life period


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: H.H*D.H on August 16, 2012, 11:20:31 AM
http://www.iltalehti.fi/iltvviihde/20120816010549610_a2.shtml

I'm just left waiting for the college humour logo to pop up at the end


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 18, 2012, 05:39:13 PM
SNOWTOWN MURDERS- watched it twice; first time, i wasn't fully aware of the story so first half felt pretty intense but then seemed to lose it starting with the killing of the dog & a couple other scenes that were sort of pointless. 2nd viewing, i fell the same way esp after reading the wikipedia on John Bunting. not a bad film but it seems like they left out some crucial details that would have made it more interesting (Bunting killing the junkie b/c he was annoyed at getting pricked by a used needle & one victim was hanged in the woods). be sure to watch the extra about the real murders- basically just text running over, i'm guessing, the residents of Snowtown.

KILL LIST- i had a torrent d/l'd but never watched it. i would have never made it through it on the pc. basically just a ridiculous plot. it may have worked if all the arguments & emotion had been left out. the big climax was too long also. the violence seemed cartoonish too (along with the skuffle in the kitchen). 'the librarian' would have been brutal if it wasn't so intentionally over the top (the hand was pretty nasty). it's like the dir watched an action movie then watched The Wicker Man...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on August 18, 2012, 07:43:55 PM
it's like the dir watched an action movie then watched The Wicker Man...

Exactly what I said to the guy I borrowed it from.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on August 30, 2012, 04:50:43 PM
EXTREME PREJUDICE (1987).
Fuck, '87?! I wonder what is the last year when ruthless action films reign supreme? If you'd now make film about Texas rangers in drug war and military op going bad, I guess you'd end up with some BS in style of Fast & Furious. This is pure gold. One could watch films like this every day. Nick Nolte doing his thing as fairly emotionless ranger. Can't think any big name actors of today who could pull role like this.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on August 30, 2012, 05:15:23 PM
EXTREME PREJUDICE (1987).
Fuck, '87?! I wonder what is the last year when ruthless action films reign supreme? If you'd now make film about Texas rangers in drug war and military op going bad, I guess you'd end up with some BS in style of Fast & Furious. This is pure gold. One could watch films like this every day. Nick Nolte doing his thing as fairly emotionless ranger. Can't think any big name actors of today who could pull role like this.

Haven't seen this in a while. Remember this as a decent aktion flick. Modern western slash one-man-army mayhem. Will revisit one of these days.

Envoke Philippe Grandrieux's SOMBRE (Fr. 1998).
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uyr1U8gs51c/SysyH5gVwFI/AAAAAAAAA-0/sSHPANVTr2M/s400/sombre.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncqQPs_FasI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncqQPs_FasI&feature=related)

Dark, barren, abstract horror/murder story. Much like a Dennis Cooper poems only visually. Be sure to check his other features La vie nouvelle and Un lac.




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on August 30, 2012, 06:25:04 PM
EXTREME PREJUDICE (1987).
Fuck, '87?! I wonder what is the last year when ruthless action films reign supreme? If you'd now make film about Texas rangers in drug war and military op going bad, I guess you'd end up with some BS in style of Fast & Furious. This is pure gold. One could watch films like this every day. Nick Nolte doing his thing as fairly emotionless ranger. Can't think any big name actors of today who could pull role like this.

"Hell, Jack... the only thing worse than a politician is a child molester."

Not quite a classic, but a hell of a lot of fun. And Michael Ironside is in it, which is reason enough to watch almost any movie.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 30, 2012, 10:04:44 PM
I'm not sure I've seen E.P. which is weird. Definitely looks like a movie I would have seen on cable tv over the years. I'm a fan of Walter Hill's action films;  his first six films are great: Hard Times, The Driver, The Warriors, Long Riders, Southern Comfort, & 48 Hours.

There's a TX Rangers museum here.  "One Riot, One Ranger" is a great motto. Oddly enough, there's rarely anything in the news about them.

http://www.texasranger.org/history/BriefHistory1.htm


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on August 31, 2012, 10:07:49 PM
TRailer for Peter Strickland's new feature BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO holds promise. Check the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlNCiGVQsd0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlNCiGVQsd0)

Strickland's debut film Katalin Varga is available now on dvd. Highly recommend this flick. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PTjObn2W5I&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PTjObn2W5I&feature=related)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Si Clark on August 31, 2012, 11:06:43 PM
TRailer for Peter Strickland's new feature BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO holds promise. Check the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlNCiGVQsd0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlNCiGVQsd0)
I saw Berberian Sound Studio at a film festival last weekend, it's very good! It was very interesting to see a film where the main focus was on the sound design. Great performance from the main character as he spirals into madness. Recommended.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on August 31, 2012, 11:47:18 PM
TRailer for Peter Strickland's new feature BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO holds promise. Check the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlNCiGVQsd0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlNCiGVQsd0)
I saw Berberian Sound Studio at a film festival last weekend, it's very good! It was very interesting to see a film where the main focus was on the sound design. Great performance from the main character as he spirals into madness. Recommended.

Really want to see this. Eagerly showed the trailer to my father-in-law who said "that looks a bit weird", to which I nodded and said "Precisely!".


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Salamanauhat on September 02, 2012, 11:17:14 PM
Talvisota - The Winter War

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098437 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098437)

Been a long time since I last saw this. Much celebrated war epic about the war between Finland and Soviet Union in the winter of '39-'40. This is a good war movie! Over three hours of Finnish melancholia & mindset, uhh..

So someone uploaded the entire movie on YouTube. Take a peek and get the DVD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXaSPn7JBfM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXaSPn7JBfM)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on September 08, 2012, 12:56:56 PM
Paranormal Activity 3 - I enjoyed the first one, not seen the second one yet; I think the series gets a bad rep as being Blair Witch-lite. The handycam style suits the subject matter. It's predictable, you get what you expect but certainly worth watching the last 30mins if nothing else!

We Need To Talk About Kevin - BORING. Was told very good things about this. I've not read the book and nor am I likely to so I watched the film and.... it just turns into a very tedious and pretty predictable people film that annoys more than it engages.

Super - awesome. I'm not a big fan of superhero/comic book hero parodies which I initially thought this would be initially, but actually once you get past the very occasional Scott Pilgrim-ness it is really good. Kevin Bacon and Michael Rooker co-star, some nice scenes of unbridled violence and revenge. It became clear that it's a dark comedy rather than a dumb parody which I was thankful of... I've been told Kick-Ass is similar but I'm really struggling to motivate myself to watch Nicolas Cage as a "superhero".


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: HongKongGoolagong on September 08, 2012, 11:19:27 PM
KILL LIST (dir. Ben Wheatley, 2011)

Among the acres of dross produced by the British film industry, most of it worse than anything Hollywood could imagine, a very very occasional gem comes like Naked, Nil By Mouth, Dead Man's Shoes. I enjoyed his earlier film Down Terrace but wasn't prepared for how great this was. It's a kind of paranoid thriller with hyper-realistic dialogue which eventually becomes a full-on horror movie with some extremely gory splatter scenes. My breath was taken away with how great the acting, cinematography and direction was. I don't really want to say anything that could give away how bizarre and wild the plot is, but will mention that I was reminded of Peckinpah and Kubrick for the skills behind the film, and also of some of their specific films (Straw Dogs, Eyes Wide Shut) as well as a Mike Leigh influence in the superb semi-improvised acting by mostly unknowns. All-time mind-blowing plot twists at the end. Cannot recommend highly enough! but it will give anyone a sleepless night.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 09, 2012, 08:49:50 PM
You should check out THE WICKER MAN too.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: HongKongGoolagong on September 09, 2012, 09:12:57 PM
You should check out THE WICKER MAN too.

Heh, yeah I know it got extremely mixed reviews & saw your opinion...didn't see much Wicker Man similarity myself though. The long and painful dysfunctional suburban British dinner party at the beginning (absolutely spot on in everyday horror) set the amphetamine comedown tone for me. The writers have almost certainly delved into Dutroux conspiracy theories of high-ranking political blackmail circles and I took the more bizarre aspects of the later film as a worse-case paranoid scenario spin on that stuff...'The MP' being a giveaway. Loved this film so much.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on September 09, 2012, 09:35:24 PM
For me, Kill List doesn't come close to even holding a candle to the likes of Dead Mans Shoes, Nil By Mouth, Tyrannosaur etc. I wanted to enjoy it as much as you obviously did, certainly wasn't blown away by the "twist", thought it was campy and unnecessary. Had it maintained the uncompromising realism of the opening 30mins, I'd've enjoyed it a whole load more I think.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ironfistofthesun on September 09, 2012, 10:29:03 PM
kill list was amazing.....
the wicker man...a total different film in a different decade ...totaly different paganism ...still amazing....

for fans off KILL LIST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3611WRS35N8


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ironfistofthesun on September 09, 2012, 10:31:54 PM
...re/ kill list
...... who thought the ritual was about KING AUTHUR ...?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on September 09, 2012, 11:52:04 PM
kill list was amazing.....
the wicker man...a total different film in a different decade ...totaly different paganism ...still amazing....

for fans off KILL LIST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3611WRS35N8

Looks good.

To be fair, my complaints about Kill List aside, I think British cinema has delivered some absolute top notch stuff over recent years, generally I'd rather watch a British film than from anywhere else right now.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 10, 2012, 12:55:34 AM
Here's a review of The Devil's Business:

http://www.chrisandphilpresent.co.uk/dvd-review-the-devils-business/

The cover art for the upcoming LP on Death Waltz is cool. Hopefully the movie will get a US rel soon.

Lately I've seen: Dirty Harry, Unforgiven, House of Games, Rec 3: Genesis

I've seen Dead Man's Shoes once & only thought it was ok. I had high hopes for it at the time. I'd like to see it again but rented it via Netflix & I'm no longer a member.

I agree on British films. I'm a huge fan of'em.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on September 12, 2012, 08:53:39 AM
after many suggestions I have watched A l'intereur and I save nothing of it.
Despite the many splatter scene is ridicolous, with no tension whatsoever.
The whole story is full of huge holes, predictable and the way cops behaves is ridicolous.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 12, 2012, 09:35:27 PM
That's too bad about A l'intereur. I like "Inside" alot; I get a jolt everytime I see that guy smash her in the belly with the billyclub.

This is interesting:

http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-09-12/film/kims-%20video-Sicily/


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on September 13, 2012, 11:32:40 PM
Three films with Michel Subor. A thought tryptic on a soldiering life.  

(http://www.ejumpcut.org/trialsite/IanMurphyDenis/JCpix/beau_travail_10.jpg)

Early years in war: Le petit soldat (1963)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard.
As Bruno Forestier. During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man is suspected by the members of his terrorist group of being a double agent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS1qNnW3XF8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS1qNnW3XF8)

Foreign legion years: Beau travail (1999)
Director: Claire Denis.
As Commander Bruno Forestier. Ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Africa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u65lNJP5yik (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u65lNJP5yik)

Late years: L'intrus (2004)
Director: Claire Denis.
As Louis Trebor. a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years before in Tahiti.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVLze00ViPo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVLze00ViPo)



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on September 14, 2012, 12:08:02 PM

http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-09-12/film/kims-%20video-Sicily/

eh too bad the mayor is a moron.

all Italians on the forum definitely knows him.
I met him a couple of times for exhibitions in my hometown, definitely annoying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCQrKS5F1WE



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 14, 2012, 09:32:26 PM
Watched some of "In the Devil's Garden" last night but couldn't pay attention. Early '70s UK film with Suzy Kendall (Kendell?), looks like it was filmed for tv about a schoolgirl rapist-killer.

Just ordered Ken Russell's "The Devils" dvd. Looking forward to seeing it again.

Has anyone seen "Appropriate Adult" about Fred & Rosemary West?

"Innocence of Isalm" could become a cult classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E55rwmKSyg


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on September 17, 2012, 05:55:19 PM
Watched "One Deadly Summer" with the my girlfriend last week. What would be okay is made great by Isabelle Adjani and her naked prancing. The rape scene is pretty good too. Unfortunately the actual violence is not graphic at all. Every time I expected to see some gore, the camera cuts away. lame.

and I watched "Sin City" for what seems like the 100th time last night. It's so over the top and ridiculous but that's what makes it good. Basically a 14 year olds fantasy run wild. And Micky Rourke is just so good as Marv


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 17, 2012, 07:52:26 PM
Appropriate Adult is ok, nothing special. No mention of incest at all & the actress that plays Rosemary seems to be dead-on: a foul, mouthed bith but doesn't really look old enough. I was unaware of the cult rumours or the things Fred's brother did.

On a rainy Sunday afternoon I watched Point Black with Lee Marvin.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on September 26, 2012, 02:01:24 AM
Electra Glide In Blue (1973).
Director: James William Guercio.

John Wintergreen (Robert Blake) is a motorcycle cop patroling the rural Arizona highways with his partner "Zipper" (Billy Green Bush). Wintergreen, a rookie, is looking for an opportunity to be transferred to homicide. When he is informed of an apparent suicide, Wintergreen believes the case is actually a murder. Detective Harve Poole (Mitchell Ryan) agrees, and arranges for Wintergreen to be transferred to homicide to help with the case. The plot unfolds--

(http://eu.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/3/A70-1990)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q-hSSks9fU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q-hSSks9fU)

In my opinion this is a classic. Very good craftsmanship on all fronts in this production. Enjoy


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 30, 2012, 08:48:16 PM
Electric Glide in Blue is very good. I always watch it when I come across it on tv.

Rainy Saturday viewing:

Manhunter- so much better than Silence of the Lambs & has the best ever jump-through-a-window-only-to-be-caught-by-a-huge-serial-killer-who-throws-you-into-a-refrigerator-while-IronButterfly-is-blaring-loud-as-hell scene.

Bleeder & the original Mother's Day (I can see why the remake wasn't really a remake. It's an awful movie)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEW2FwJfaIo


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on October 01, 2012, 07:05:45 AM
Currently watching Star Trek: New Generation. I guess it's a shame that I've never seen a single episode of Star Trek. Quite decent series.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on October 02, 2012, 03:54:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GW35VZZXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The Abnormal Sinema Of Nick Zedd

No wave // avantgarde director. A collection of his films are found in this recent dvd release.

Nick Zedd - Wild World Of Lydia Lunch (1983) (full movie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAiziUZdIW4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAiziUZdIW4)



Amos Poe’s
The Foreigner (1978)


(http://235bowery.s3.amazonaws.com/events/97/thumbnails/565x565x1.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PQ5tlcYJEs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PQ5tlcYJEs)

No wave cinema influenced by the French new wave. Comparisons can also be found in Chris Marker's Le Jetée. Especially in sections of the narrative and as well in the main character.



Le Jetée

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fcUrP5SLqM0/T0_rkjLUlrI/AAAAAAAAFh0/wrD92AHLTsI/s1600/la-jetee.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CGKq1MuZ6k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CGKq1MuZ6k)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Human Larvae on October 03, 2012, 01:07:11 PM
Just finished watching Excision. Leaking new age cinema out of all corners, that kind of turns me off, but still a quite compelling and weird movie with a good dose of blood and guts. Recommended

(http://www.schnittberichte.com/news/pics/excision.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on October 03, 2012, 01:32:27 PM
Watched Fish Tank last week - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232776/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232776/); another Brit "people" film but very good, didn't know anything about it previously, not an essential watch I don't think but conversely a worthwhile one. Down to earth and real, no charicaturing which I like.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Human Larvae on October 03, 2012, 03:20:29 PM
continuing today's movie matinee, just saw Buffalo 66. A bit unnerving to watch now and again, given the troubled characters being portrayed, but overall a good flick with it's bleak atmosphere.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTMwOTM5NzkwOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzk0NjcyMQ@@._V1._SY317_.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on October 03, 2012, 05:32:28 PM
Been having a body horror fit recently. Going through Cronenberg classics (Videodrome, The Naked Lunch. Just got Existenz to re-watch for the first time since it came, can't remember if its good or a failure), the first two Tetsuo films and just yesterday Kei Fujiwaras "ORGAN". I like this one a lot. It is quite sketchy and a lot of concepts are unclear or underdeveloped, but I really can't be bothered with that when I watch some films. Unlike the Cronenberg films, here the aesthetics are the most important part and I think they are well executed. I like these kind of handmade effects with a sometimes amateurish, sometimes excellent look while I just can't stand most computer graphics.

Now has anyone got any good advice when it comes to other films in the "genre"?  Preferrably with a clever concept and/or a surrealist approach?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: locustfurnace on October 03, 2012, 11:37:31 PM
Been having a body horror fit recently...........Now has anyone got any good advice when it comes to other films in the "genre"?  Preferrably with a clever concept and/or a surrealist approach?

Try the movie Society > http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098354/ > being a hell of a long time since I saw it so not so sure how it would hold up to todays standard/viewing but I remember enjoying it back in the day....


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on October 03, 2012, 11:40:28 PM
Been having a body horror fit recently...........Now has anyone got any good advice when it comes to other films in the "genre"?  Preferrably with a clever concept and/or a surrealist approach?

Try the movie Society > http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098354/ > being a hell of a long time since I saw it so not so sure how it would hold up to todays standard/viewing but I remember enjoying it back in the day....

ah yeah remember seeing the cover for this one for years, but for some reason it slipped through. One good friend recommended it highlybut I totally forgot about it. Will check it out. Thanks.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 04, 2012, 09:26:35 PM
V/H/S- terrible


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 08, 2012, 09:45:50 PM
Brother (Брат) - watched this with my gf on Friday. Legendary Russian gangster film. I guess you could consider it slow at parts, but the less action oriented parts are all about highlighting social issues in Russia at the time. Having just spent 20 days in Russia earlier this summer, part of which was in St Petersburg, it was interesting to see the city through the camera lens. It certainly looks much bleaker/dirtier than when I was there, though the movie takes place in fall/winter, not summer. The violence was realistic and matter of fact which I appreciated. Looking forward to watching the sequel soon.

eXistenZ - I'd never seen this Cronenberg film before. one of the many new laserdiscs in a huge batch I got for free. Seemed like Videodrome 2.0 to me, but inferior in every way. Jennifer Jason Leigh is hot though. But the body horror aspect was so unconvincing. I don't understand how Cronenberg's movies just looked worse and worse after the mid 90s. Like sterile in a very fake way.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on October 09, 2012, 11:10:07 AM
eXistenZ - I'd never seen this Cronenberg film before. one of the many new laserdiscs in a huge batch I got for free. Seemed like Videodrome 2.0 to me, but inferior in every way. Jennifer Jason Leigh is hot though. But the body horror aspect was so unconvincing. I don't understand how Cronenberg's movies just looked worse and worse after the mid 90s. Like sterile in a very fake way.

yes basically an updated, "mainstreamed" version of Videodrome. Saw it last week as well. I think it was not so bad an idea to use the format of videogames, but I just can't grasp what is missing. It feels "empty" in a way. The mystery never actually becomes very mystical, the ending is unexpected in the most contrived way. Basically some interesting ideas and a few nice moments, but nothiung he hasn't done better before. Also, on the DVD I bought there was a documentary on the FX which featured snippets of the movie. Bizarrely it looked much better in the documentary - with grainy photo, dense colors not the sterile clearity of the film itself. Like two different movies.


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Post by: tiny_tove on October 09, 2012, 11:28:12 AM
complete masterpiece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGg_k8Cai6Q


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 09, 2012, 07:30:15 PM
Seijun Suzuki is the shit. I think Branded To Kill is even better though. Psychedelic gangster masterpiece.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: kettu on October 09, 2012, 11:52:57 PM
the wild angles
vigilante
let sleeping corpses lie

all on dvd, enjoyd them all.

I did "rewatch" the avengers since I fell a asleep in the theatre.

hopefully I can loan a copy of luc bessons le dernier combat from a friend. it looked very exiting.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Si Clark on October 10, 2012, 03:30:03 PM
Watched the original 'Get Carter' last night on LoveFilm, such a good film! Still easily stands up to modern revenge films. Superb. Still haven't watched the remake, it might be funny but I'm pretty sure it's a sack of crap.


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Post by: tiny_tove on October 10, 2012, 03:54:33 PM


I did "rewatch" the avengers since I fell a asleep in the theatre.


biggest hollyowood disappointment for me this year.
i was so looking forward to that but it was boring and didn't leave me any memorable scene (apart from the whole scenes on the flying station)
too bad since I enjoyed the last wave of hollywood superheros (esp. batman, xmen and raimi's spiderman)


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Post by: Black_Angkar on October 10, 2012, 07:33:39 PM


I did "rewatch" the avengers since I fell a asleep in the theatre.


biggest hollyowood disappointment for me this year.
i was so looking forward to that but it was boring and didn't leave me any memorable scene (apart from the whole scenes on the flying station)
too bad since I enjoyed the last wave of hollywood superheros (esp. batman, xmen and raimi's spiderman)

I differ in opinion. I thought all the X-men movies sucked except X-men 2 (X-men 3 was one of the first films I've seen in a long time). Spider-man 2 was good (the 1st too icky) and the third had the memorable "Evil Spiderman is still just a nerd with emo look" scene. The Batman films were quite good (I have not seen the third). I can't make up my mind if the total move from Tim Burton's utter silliness is better or worse (probably better). However the Avengers movie did it for me, though I hardfly ever go to cinema theatres and regulary avoid comic films since I almost never see the point of making the transfer in the first place. I thought it was well casted, utterly shallow, and with plenty of in-continuity refrences for the nerds (such as me) to be satisfied. The appearance of cosmic villain Thanos at the last seconds was awarding for me. Still, I would hardly give this a place in anyway near my top 100, but neither would any other superhero spectacle...


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Post by: ghoulson on October 10, 2012, 09:27:29 PM
picked up some "classics" recently on vhs... had to watch them again.

IL PROFESSORE
Epic film dealing with the camorra. Based on the book "Il Camorrista" by Giuseppe Marrazo. Based on the story of Rafaele Cabout him, but sutolo ("Il professore") and the Camorra killing spree 1982-83. It was a pleasure to watch this 3 hour film again with swedish subtitles.

AMIN
Lovely film about Idi Amin. Not as good as the documentary on him but still watchable.
For the swedes here, the infotext on the VHS: "Massmord. Masstortyr. Massvåldtäkt. Mordbrand på en hel nation. Idi Amin 1971. Detta är den sensationella filmen om vad som hände i Uganda 1971-79. Om terrorn som ledde till att 500.000 människor mördades. Terrorn som leddes av en naiv, dumdryg, fet, storhetsvansinnig best. En best som leddes till makten och välkomnades, bl a av England. En bäst som lät avfotografera sig när han åt människokött. Som utnämnde sig till världens bästa älskare och personligen torterade och mördade sina motståndare. Och som med sina engelska rådgivare instiftade en polis och tortyr som bara kan jämföras med Hitlers. Detta är filmen om Idi Amin. Och hans fall."


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on October 10, 2012, 11:43:36 PM
picked up some "classics" recently on vhs... had to watch them again.

IL PROFESSORE
Epic film dealing with the camorra. Based on the book "Il Camorrista" by Giuseppe Marrazo. Based on the story of Rafaele Cabout him, but sutolo ("Il professore") and the Camorra killing spree 1982-83. It was a pleasure to watch this 3 hour film again with swedish subtitles.[/i]


Who directed this? I think you talking about Raffaele Cutolo, the boss of the old wave of Camorra ;)


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Post by: ghoulson on October 10, 2012, 11:53:03 PM
Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore. Highly recommended.
Traded some vhs at Videodrome today and also picked up "Nazi atrocities" VHS today - haven't watched it but seems like tape full with death camp footage.... remember seeing it mentioned in Killing for culture.


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Post by: kettu on October 10, 2012, 11:58:43 PM


I did "rewatch" the avengers since I fell a asleep in the theatre.


biggest hollyowood disappointment for me this year.

I liked it when hulk smash. and I did like the iron man movies. like is strong but I was entertained.
started to watch Terrore nello spazio but I got too sleepy to finnish. impressions so far, really cool leather suits!!


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Post by: krod on October 11, 2012, 08:04:10 AM
V/H/S- terrible
I watched it yesterday. In my opinion it was one of the more entertaining found footage-films, which are usually only shit. Endings on all stories were terrible though.


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Post by: tiny_tove on October 12, 2012, 12:03:04 PM
Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore. Highly recommended.
Traded some vhs at Videodrome today and also picked up "Nazi atrocities" VHS today - haven't watched it but seems like tape full with death camp footage.... remember seeing it mentioned in Killing for culture.

In Italy this movie is known as IL CAMORRISTA and it is a semi-unknown movie to the most that definitely strikes as one of the best movies of its age, while Italian cinema was pulling the plug.
This flick went almost underground for many years since it dared to speak many thruts on this that were happening in those days between mafia, masons and demochratic christians.

Ben Gazzara is perfect as the main actor.

Definitely  a classic.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on October 12, 2012, 11:52:20 PM
Yeah I remember it. Biagio Pelligra (very well knowed characters of italian polizieschi) have a small part on it.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 18, 2012, 08:11:02 PM
PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES- pretty good Hammer film. all the scenes of the voodoo rituals esp the masks & the decapitation in the cemetery are excellant. VAMPIRE CIRCUS is my fave Hammer movie.

Last night was the new season for "American Horror Story: Asylum" & right from the get-go it was dumb as dirt. Has a difficult time paying attention. Last Sunday, "The Walking Dead" started back for its 3rd season & while not great, it's definitely better than A.H.S.


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Post by: online prowler on October 19, 2012, 01:38:41 AM
continuing today's movie matinee, just saw Buffalo 66. A bit unnerving to watch now and again, given the troubled characters being portrayed, but overall a good flick with it's bleak atmosphere.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTMwOTM5NzkwOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzk0NjcyMQ@@._V1._SY317_.jpg)


This is good shit! Modern classic written all over it.


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Post by: m. on October 19, 2012, 10:19:02 PM
ANIMA PERSA (D.Risi) "Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic."
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075682/

nice one. shot in Venice. Vittorio Gassman is great.


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Post by: Tenebracid on October 20, 2012, 02:34:21 AM
the third man (1949) - classic film noir with beautiful chiaroscuro photography and a bleak finale.

no es bueno que el hombre este solo (1973) - interesting spanish obscurity about a middle aged man who lives with a mannequin doll and sees his privacy disturbed by a prostitute neighbour.

the blood spattered bride/la novia ensangrentada (1972) - trippy spanish cult film with pretensions of cheap psychoanalysis about a virgin bride that finds herself seduced by a mysterious woman who makes her commit bloody crimes. excellent!

il terzo occhio (1966) - joe d'amato's masterpiece 'Buio Omega' is a remake of this!! good atmosphere and visuals on this gothic horror with the always great franco nero as the disgraced taxidermist turned embalmer.


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Post by: Black_Angkar on October 21, 2012, 08:14:02 PM
Just saw Tsukamotos "Gemini". Not as intense as his auteur films (I recollect this being a more commercial work?) But definitively a really good one. Intense atmosphere and as aesthetically perfected as usual, minus the fastpaced editing and industrial soundtracks. Which quite frankly gives me a nice "ah he's more than a one trick pony" feeling. I think I'll place this one slightly below Tokyo fist, the Tetsuo films, perhaps together with "A snake of June" when it comes to quality. And better than Vital or Bullet Ballet.

Tried to watch "Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto" but my dvd can't change the presets so it failed cause I don't want to see the english dub. Great film though.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 21, 2012, 08:31:13 PM
THE DEVIL'S BRIDE aka THE DEVIL RIDES OUT- one of my fave Hammer films
THE RIVER'S EDGE- Crispin Glover is such a dramaqueen & Keanu's brother should have shot him


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Post by: Human Larvae on October 21, 2012, 08:36:41 PM
Hobo With A Shotgun laughably over-the-top exploitation with Rutger Hauer. If you've got time to waste, lots of gore and silly quotes await


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Post by: m. on October 21, 2012, 09:10:35 PM
THE DEVIL'S BRIDE aka THE DEVIL RIDES OUT- one of my fave Hammer films

absolutely great.  just bought the book few days ago.

TWIXT (F.Ford Coppola). Coppola seems to have discovered Lynch. enjoyable but nothing outstanding


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 22, 2012, 10:18:34 PM
I love TO THE DEVIL, A DAUGHTER too despite it just be silly. I was looking at ordering the books also; can't find anyone in the US with "The Devil Rides Out" at a cheap price but have found :To the devil..." & "The Satanist".

HORROR EXPRESS &, hopefully, NIGHT OF THE DEVILS dvds will be coming in soon...


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 22, 2012, 10:43:16 PM
Saw Seven Psychopaths this weekend. Pretty damn funny and violent as well. The previews make it looks way dumb, but it's not. Really well done I thought. It's really about writing a screenplay more than dog stealing or serial killers.


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Post by: online prowler on October 23, 2012, 01:49:27 AM
Vargtimmen

aka

Hour of the wolf.

Director: Ingmar Bergman (1968).

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3174/5837813604_b24dc1e5d9_z.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSFZjAOKOos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSFZjAOKOos)

Recommend checking out the restored criterion version.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 23, 2012, 11:13:04 PM
So maybe I'm late to the party but did anyone else know there's a Pusher remake coming out very soon in the US?

100% certain it will be shit.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1921070/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1921070/)


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Post by: Black_Angkar on October 23, 2012, 11:55:10 PM
Vargtimmen

aka

Hour of the wolf.

Director: Ingmar Bergman (1968).


one of my absolute favorites. Both by Bergman and in general.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on October 24, 2012, 02:01:43 PM
So maybe I'm late to the party but did anyone else know there's a Pusher remake coming out very soon in the US?

100% certain it will be shit.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1921070/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1921070/)

my scrotum is achin...

Pusher is a movie abot a town... if that town is absent nothing good can come


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 24, 2012, 06:59:59 PM
The PUSHER films are all very good. I wouldn't mind owning them but every time I come across the boxset, the discs sound like they're loose & my luck is that they'd be scratched.


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Post by: online prowler on October 24, 2012, 09:23:54 PM
So maybe I'm late to the party but did anyone else know there's a Pusher remake coming out very soon in the US?

100% certain it will be shit.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1921070/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1921070/)

A remake of Pusher is just as necessary as a butox job inside ones rectum. 


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Post by: online prowler on October 26, 2012, 11:53:01 PM
Hei Folks,


I am seeking Mike Patton's VIDEOMACUMBA. Anyone have copy?

http://vimeo.com/46822629 (http://vimeo.com/46822629)


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Post by: martialgodmask on October 28, 2012, 03:44:35 AM
Just watched Rise of the Footsoldier (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901507/) - based on the true events surrounding the Range Rover murders in Rettendon, UK, 1995 and the build up to the events starting with the creation of football firm The I.C.F. and moving into 1980s rave and drug scene and beyond. Fucking brutal at times but very watchable although I have no recollection of the real events happening as I was only 10.

Funnily enough, the three drug dealers murdered were supposedly linked to the ultra-high profile ecstasy-death of Leah Betts.

Anyway, recommended.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on October 28, 2012, 07:56:47 PM
RUNDSKOP (BULLHEAD)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b9/Rundskop_bullhead_affiche_poster.jpg)

Steroids, depression and catharsis in Belgium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZnPqAHd1_4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZnPqAHd1_4)


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Post by: online prowler on October 28, 2012, 08:00:15 PM
Kotoko (2011)

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto.

(http://thirdwindowfilms.com/files/images/film/promo/Kotoko%20Promo2.jpg?1346938460)

Avail on DVD & BR//
http://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/kotoko (http://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/kotoko)



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on October 28, 2012, 08:09:53 PM
Interesting prospect.


The Imposter

(http://lyriccinemacafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/the_imposter_poster.jpg)

trailer//
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auG_IuMHGZo&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auG_IuMHGZo&feature=player_embedded)


(http://imposterfilm.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/SynopsisBanner.jpg)
A gripping thriller straight out of real life, THE IMPOSTER is an original film experience that walks the razor’s edge between true-crime documentary and stylish noir mystery.

The twisting, turning tale begins with an unsettling disappearance – that of Nicholas Barclay, a 13 year-old Texas boy who vanishes without a trace. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found, thousands of miles from home in Spain, saying he survived a mind-boggling ordeal of kidnap and torture by shadowy captors. His family is ecstatic to have him back no matter how strange the circumstances – but things become far stranger once he returns to Texas.

Though the family accepts him, suspicion surrounds the person who claims to be Nicholas. How could the Barclay’s blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so profoundly? Why does the family not seem to notice the glaring differences? And if this person who has arrived in Texas isn’t the Barclay’s missing child . . . who on earth is he? And what really happened to Nicholas?

Director Bart Layton fuses confessional interviews, strikingly creative re-enactments and suspenseful storytelling into a film that asks the audience to play detective – as they ferret out the blurred evidence between a family who seems desperate to believe, a private investigator obsessed with resolution and a lonely thief whose only loot is human identities. Yet, just when it seems the puzzle of Nicholas Barclay has come together, another corkscrew twist turns everything upside down – and draws the audience deeper into THE IMPOSTER’S lacerating questions about truth, perception and why people are so tempted to pretend, to fib and, most of all, to fool ourselves.


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Post by: online prowler on October 28, 2012, 08:14:12 PM
Electric Dragon 80000V

Director: Sogo Ishii

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2145/1977181260_1369811185.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__Eg7LzD7IQI/R8R0oJwgQWI/AAAAAAAAAKo/oWKVwswJh5s/s400/ed2.jpg)
Trailer//
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nHfldl5FzQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nHfldl5FzQ)

Uneducational and Fun cyberpunk.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on October 28, 2012, 09:43:02 PM
Electric Dragon 80000V

Director: Sogo Ishii

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2145/1977181260_1369811185.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__Eg7LzD7IQI/R8R0oJwgQWI/AAAAAAAAAKo/oWKVwswJh5s/s400/ed2.jpg)
Trailer//
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nHfldl5FzQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nHfldl5FzQ)

Uneducational and Fun cyberpunk.

This I need to see!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 28, 2012, 11:13:25 PM
I thought BULLHEAD was awful or, at least, most of it. I like the plot but something about the way it was done just didn't fly for me.

Watched William Castle's first film, MACABRE, last night & now playing is SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY.

Got a small pile of dvd's here waiting for cold weather viewing: The Devils, The Killer Snakes, Horror Express, & Night of the Devils.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 28, 2012, 11:40:10 PM
Gaspar Noe's "I Stand Alone" and Hideo Gosha's "Three Outlaw Samurai" are on deck for tonight. I've never watched either and I'm excited for both. Report to follow...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on October 29, 2012, 01:21:07 AM
Gaspar Noe's "I Stand Alone" and Hideo Gosha's "Three Outlaw Samurai" are on deck for tonight. I've never watched either and I'm excited for both. Report to follow...


Excellent choices both. Classic cinema. Found this today on yt. Been wanting to see this for a long time.

Macabre ( Rumah Dara )
Indonesia, 2009
Slasher.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_r_ITpbu0kec/TSKHT9JMq0I/AAAAAAAAACA/nmiTPm3xFtA/s1600/2930308532_Rumah_Dara_2010_DVDRip_350MB.jpg)

Full movie//
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZalfwU37_Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZalfwU37_Y)

Trailer//
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsX5PzWNNms&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsX5PzWNNms&feature=related)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Black_Angkar on October 29, 2012, 06:09:42 AM
Kotoko (2011)

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto.

(http://thirdwindowfilms.com/files/images/film/promo/Kotoko%20Promo2.jpg?1346938460)

Avail on DVD & BR//
http://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/kotoko (http://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/kotoko)



Somehow I've missed all about this. Just read about its existence earlier today. Is it good then? And in which direction does he take it, violent or more mellow?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 29, 2012, 07:52:07 PM
Gaspar Noe's "I Stand Alone" and Hideo Gosha's "Three Outlaw Samurai" are on deck for tonight. I've never watched either and I'm excited for both. Report to follow...


If you like samurai films, check out TRAIL OF BLOOD. It's one of the most violent. I missed out on a check used copy at a local store; never thought someone else would want it so I kept putting it off & bam! it was gone when I went back for it.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on October 29, 2012, 08:35:47 PM
I thought BULLHEAD was awful or, at least, most of it. I like the plot but something about the way it was done just didn't fly for me.

Watched William Castle's first film, MACABRE, last night & now playing is SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY.

Got a small pile of dvd's here waiting for cold weather viewing: The Devils, The Killer Snakes, Horror Express, & Night of the Devils.

Strangely I haven't gotten around to watching Russel's The Devils. Have to do it one of these days. Horror Express and Night of the Devils seems like good picks. Found H.E. on yt, might see it there, even though I dislike the quality of the uploads.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on October 29, 2012, 08:40:32 PM
Kotoko (2011)

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto.

(http://thirdwindowfilms.com/files/images/film/promo/Kotoko%20Promo2.jpg?1346938460)

Avail on DVD & BR//
http://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/kotoko (http://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/kotoko)



Somehow I've missed all about this. Just read about its existence earlier today. Is it good then? And in which direction does he take it, violent or more mellow?


Just bought the dvd, haven't seen it yet. But will put in a word when I have. Like the trailer and the frame of the story. Think it holds promise. Worshippers of Tetsuo will probably be disappointed. A friend of mine was working behind the scenes on this film. According to her, the main actress was in private quite close to her screen persona.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 29, 2012, 09:24:04 PM
Was visiting this R-kioski kult store and they had 5 dvd's for 10 euro discount for dvd's taken out from rental. Pretty good deal, so had a chance to see some quite recent movies.
Conan new version - not all that bad, but needless to say, absolutely rubbish compared to the original. I hate how all the new action / adventure / horror looks so artificial and computer made and way too "perfect". It makes me wonder if all the big movies are simply equivalent of big mainstream music - and where is the well done and neat movies which look good?
Cabin In The Woods - has been said to be good. It was ok, but again, same as above. Too neat, too nice looking actors & actresses, story what is kind of nice with its twists, but in other hand quite foolish.
Unknown - with Liam Neeson starring. Actually best of these 3. Decent story, british thriller based on french novel. So I guess you can expect more than from those above.. You will pretty much realize where movie is heading quite early on, but it's still entertaining and well done.


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Post by: online prowler on October 31, 2012, 04:26:21 PM
Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter
1970.
Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
pinku.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PM1ZKIZPNOM/S7UPpmXRC2I/AAAAAAAACdQ/W2FBzvaJTuc/s1600/stray_cat_rock_sex-2-web.jpg)

A girl gang. Sex. Hunting. What's not to like?

mubi//
http://mubi.com/films/stray-cat-rock-sex-hunter (http://mubi.com/films/stray-cat-rock-sex-hunter)




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 31, 2012, 05:30:48 PM
So follow up on the earlier post...

Three Outlaw Samurai was good stuff. A lot of the more famous samurai flicks don't have a lot of swordplay, well that's no problem here. Lots of people get cut up in increasingly bloody fashion. The film has a very cynical view of loyalty and honor, more so than most samurai films. I'd even be willing to call out nihilistic to a degree. Definitely recommended to those interested in the genre of chambara.

I have not watched I Stand Alone yet, hopefully I'll get to it tonight. Instead I watched Kwaidan which has been sitting on my shelf for a year. Basically the film is broken into 4 segments, each telling a different Japanese folk tale/ghost story. The sets, costumes and especially the painted back drops are all surreal and dream like, creating a dreamy and psychedelic setting. At almost 3 hours I thought I'd get bored, but each story is compelling and quite different from the others. Highly recommended.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: P-K on November 01, 2012, 11:44:33 AM
In A Glass Cage....why did i take so long to watch this? Great. really grabbed me .....


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on November 01, 2012, 03:27:57 PM
last night in honor of Halloween watched:

The Tenant (Polanski) - a weird movie. I never knew where it was going or who the boogie man was, which wound up being one of the best parts of it. The ending is pretty great. I was disappointed that Isabelle Adjani's role wasn't more substantial though.

Demons (Bava) - I would not be surprised if their was a world wide coke shortage in 1985 after watching this. Demons, katanas, dirt bikes, pimps, exploding demon pimples, grappling hooks, and coke heads. It's like a bunch of individually fun/cool things were all thrown in a blender, and Demons is the result. All of the scenes without Demons or drug addicts are painful and boring, but thankfully it's mostly violence.

The Last House on the Left (Craven) - My girlfriend's first time watching. still holds up. RIP David Hess


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 01, 2012, 06:45:43 PM
Chained dir by Jennifer Lynch- not that great. Decent story that could have been executed better. Also, what's up with films about sexual murder but no nudity?

Last Man on Earth- Vincent Price classic

Last night I gave KILL LIST another shot & liked it much more the 2nd time around. The violence didn't seem as cartoonish, the acting as overdramatic, & that hand-crushing scene is just brutal!

Rikki-O: The Story of Ricky- this may be the best HongKong film ever made! So ridiculously retarded & over the top.

Devil Dog: Hound of Hell- '70s tv movie about an evil German Shepard who turns brother/sister & mother, evil. Grabbing Zoltan, Dracula's Dog now, figure it'll make a good pairing


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 11, 2012, 01:16:18 AM
INTRUDER- 1898 gore film has one of the dumbest plots ever

DEAD AT NIGHT aka DEATHDREAM dir by Bob Clark followed by George A. Romero's MARTIN- love Martin & Dead at Night runs a bit slow but has a great soundtrack with some really cool scenes


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: algiz on November 12, 2012, 12:37:08 AM
A.C.A.B. - a nice Italien movie about the lives of riot cops. Not really controversial I guess but still a good film.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on November 12, 2012, 12:46:32 AM
On the same line I have recently watched "L'ultimo ultras".

Violent movie about an Italian hooligan moving from his hometown after accidentally killing a supporer of another team.
It starts pretty well, but then it turns into a desaster where the only credible things are the leading actor himself (badass) and the presence of several well-known members of real hooligan groups.
The story is quite embarassing, most other actors are dreadful.
But I must admit it explains pretty well radical ultras mentality.

Anyway, the first and the last 10 minutes are impressive.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on November 12, 2012, 12:53:28 AM
A.C.A.B. - a nice Italien movie about the lives of riot cops. Not really controversial I guess but still a good film.

it caused quite a stir here in Italy.
some left wing militants made small demos about it misunderstanding the message (that was quite evident).
I did not like it that much... Mostly beacause I had high expectations from Solinas, who directed the best Italian series of the past 30 years "Romanzo criminale".

It is acted very well and features some great moments (each character's life falling to pieces, the stabbing scene, all parts with the rookie), but others are complete science fiction and other the top (the skinhead squat scene, that incidentally features the real RAC band MALNATT, playing 4 SKINS' ACAB , or the final part with father/son dialogue).

The ACAB  book is very interesting, a collection of cops talks on forums and interviews.




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on November 12, 2012, 04:56:53 PM
INTRUDER- 1898 gore film has one of the dumbest plots ever

DEAD AT NIGHT aka DEATHDREAM dir by Bob Clark followed by George A. Romero's MARTIN- love Martin & Dead at Night runs a bit slow but has a great soundtrack with some really cool scenes

Intruder is great. Totally stupid and fun. Forgotten gem. Both Sami Raimi and Brce Campell star in Scott Spiegel's film. Recommend checking out Speigel's other works as director and writer. A lot of good shit. Trailer// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_9ow_-D8lE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_9ow_-D8lE) Dead at night I faintly remember. Will check the other ones. Thanx.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on November 12, 2012, 05:08:24 PM
In the Name of the Father - Quite intense move abouta miscarriage of justice I didn't know regarding the IRA. Quite moving I must admit and I want to know more about it.
A Prayer for the Dying - decent thriller about an IRA killer who start changing his views after accidentally bombing a school bus. The first part of the movie is excellent, the sort of looses rythm and sense toward the end. Fantastic usage of classical music, Rourke and Hopskins just perfect, but definitely not a masterpiece.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 12, 2012, 07:39:59 PM

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Intruder is great. Totally stupid and fun. Forgotten gem. Both Sami Raimi and Brce Campell star in Scott Spiegel's film. Recommend checking out Speigel's other works as director and writer. A lot of good shit. Trailer// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_9ow_-D8lE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_9ow_-D8lE) Dead at night I faintly remember. Will check the other ones. Thanx.
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I agree. Intruder is fun. Love the head-cutting scene. I had a cheap dvd I bought for a few bucks & just upgraded to the Synapse blu/dvd set.

Started watching a really nice torrent of VIOLENT STREETS, a killer Japanese yakuza film. The rip is very clean & obviously came from a Jpn dvd rel.; what I have was good but looks like a vhs source. I need tofigre out if I can burn the torrent film to a dvd-r..


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Post by: online prowler on November 13, 2012, 01:40:54 AM
He!He! The head scene is unmissable BitesWerks. Worth the upgrade. Synapse has quite the good selection btw.
   
I'd like to follow up on the previously mentioned Three Outlaw Samurai. A classic. If watching it in the near future try securing the recently issued Criterion release.

One of my all time fav of Japanese directors of samurai movies/period dramas is Masaki Kobayashi. You all probably remember his feature Seppuku or Harakiri as it was released as by Criterion. Kobayashi spent most of his career on period dramas and then contemporary dramas/thrillers. From his period dramas I would like to recommend the samurai film "Inn of evil" from 1971- a barren and tense yakuza drama.  

Excerpts & trailers//

Inn of evil:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVpHbXNALhE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVpHbXNALhE)

Seppuku:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l86JyKO--Ts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l86JyKO--Ts)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on November 14, 2012, 02:49:19 PM
GRAY MAN (2007)
I wasn't expecting much. I have not been totally convinced by many serial killer movies, but this I liked a lot. Albert Fish isn't that prolific, but there is something very dark and sinister, not to mention his exceptionally rough talent as offending lyricist, heh..

Movie is quite discreet. They could have made it highly offensive, full of violence and vulgarities, but I guess the dark mood is captured in not showing too much. They use the original letter text too (found below) what Fish sent to mother of Gare Budd, which makes the act of murder and cannibalism extended to quite deranged mental torture.

Quote
Dear Mrs. Budd. In 1894 a friend of mine shipped as a deck hand on the Steamer Tacoma, Capt. John Davis. They sailed from San Francisco for Hong Kong, China. On arriving there he and two others went ashore and got drunk. When they returned the boat was gone. At that time there was famine in China. Meat of any kind was from $1–3 per pound. So great was the suffering among the very poor that all children under 12 were sold for food in order to keep others from starving. A boy or girl under 14 was not safe in the street. You could go in any shop and ask for steak—chops—or stew meat. Part of the naked body of a boy or girl would be brought out and just what you wanted cut from it. A boy or girl's behind which is the sweetest part of the body and sold as veal cutlet brought the highest price. John staid there so long he acquired a taste for human flesh. On his return to N.Y. he stole two boys, one 7 and one 11. Took them to his home stripped them naked tied them in a closet. Then burned everything they had on. Several times every day and night he spanked them – tortured them – to make their meat good and tender. First he killed the 11 year old boy, because he had the fattest ass and of course the most meat on it. Every part of his body was cooked and eaten except the head—bones and guts. He was roasted in the oven (all of his ass), boiled, broiled, fried and stewed. The little boy was next, went the same way. At that time, I was living at 409 E 100 St. near—right side. He told me so often how good human flesh was I made up my mind to taste it. On Sunday June the 3, 1928 I called on you at 406 W 15 St. Brought you pot cheese—strawberries. We had lunch. Grace sat in my lap and kissed me. I made up my mind to eat her. On the pretense of taking her to a party. You said yes she could go. I took her to an empty house in Westchester I had already picked out. When we got there, I told her to remain outside. She picked wildflowers. I went upstairs and stripped all my clothes off. I knew if I did not I would get her blood on them. When all was ready I went to the window and called her. Then I hid in a closet until she was in the room. When she saw me all naked she began to cry and tried to run down the stairs. I grabbed her and she said she would tell her mamma. First I stripped her naked. How she did kick – bite and scratch. I choked her to death, then cut her in small pieces so I could take my meat to my rooms. Cook and eat it. How sweet and tender her little ass was roasted in the oven. It took me 9 days to eat her entire body. I did not fuck her tho I could of had I wished. She died a virgin.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on November 16, 2012, 04:55:48 PM
I am not sure in which thread we were discussing about Hooligan movies and I mentioned Perchè? ultras.
I have been able to trace information about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why%3F_%28film%29

I have to rewatch it but I remember it was quite grim and aggressive.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Eleczema on November 16, 2012, 08:29:51 PM
Just remembered this list we made some years ago.

STROM.ec approved list of movies:

Ninth Configuration
Images
Seconds
In a Glass Cage
Parallax View
Bug
The Shout
Equus
Angst
Conversation
The Vanishing (Spoorloos 1988, not the remake!)
Spy who came in from the cold
Shock Corridor
Quiet Earth

Also Red riding trilogy, really worth to watch (just bought all 3 dvd's 6 euros totally) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Riding


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on November 16, 2012, 09:41:29 PM
I am not sure in which thread we were discussing about Hooligan movies and I mentioned Perchè? ultras.
I have been able to trace information about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why%3F_%28film%29

I have to rewatch it but I remember it was quite grim and aggressive.

It was over in the Docu's thread. Thank you for the link, much appreciated!

Edit: Appears this is the one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBLftzekuBs Full film but no subs, my Czech is not good! But I have more than a starting point now so thank you.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on November 17, 2012, 12:49:59 AM
Just remembered this list we made some years ago.

STROM.ec approved list of movies:

Ninth Configuration
Images
Seconds
In a Glass Cage
Parallax View
Bug
The Shout
Equus
Angst
Conversation
The Vanishing (Spoorloos 1988, not the remake!)
Spy who came in from the cold
Shock Corridor
Quiet Earth

Also Red riding trilogy, really worth to watch (just bought all 3 dvd's 6 euros totally) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Riding

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold is a nihilistic masterpiece!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 17, 2012, 10:37:43 PM
I watched a dvd-r with subs of ANGST not too long ago. Really wish someone would do a nice dvd rel. I'd even spring for a blu-ray. Not sure if my dvd-r has the edited beginning or not. I've only seen the orig film once on vhs & only remembered the savage knifing/rape scene.

THE VANISHING is a good film! I remember catching it on cable & was suprised to find out the Am. film was a remake. The Dutch film is def better.

The Red Riding Trilogy is ok. I wouldn't mind seeing them again. Seems like the end of the 3rd film was good but the 2nd film was nothing special & the first is pretty decent hard-boiled crime.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Human Larvae on November 18, 2012, 11:14:51 PM
I watched a dvd-r with subs of ANGST not too long ago. Really wish someone would do a nice dvd rel. I'd even spring for a blu-ray. Not sure if my dvd-r has the edited beginning or not. I've only seen the orig film once on vhs & only remembered the savage knifing/rape scene.

that's one great movie! Very dense atmosphere and a good soundtrack. I have a dvd but without subs.


Now watching: The skin I live in
The story and it's twist is well executed. Interesting subject but obviously very unrealistic. It doesn't show alot of violence or anything else for that matter and just leaves most up to the imagination. And Elena Anaya is hot shit


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 19, 2012, 01:12:00 AM
This weekend:

SEE NO EVIL w/Mia Farrow stumbling around blind not knowing her family has been killed in the house
THE MANITOU based on the Graham Masterson novel so it's campy as hell
VIOLENT STREETS excellant Jpn yakuza violence
ABSURD joe d'amato garbage but has an ok ending & a cpl decent gore scenes. the entire movie feels 3x as long as it is


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Human Larvae on November 22, 2012, 01:18:34 AM
Now watching: Code Blue

in the beginning it gave me an Import/Export feeling and it did one or two WTF moments, but all in all, there was no real story being told and left me rather apathetic.


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Post by: tiny_tove on November 22, 2012, 02:33:27 PM

Also Red riding trilogy, really worth to watch (just bought all 3 dvd's 6 euros totally) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Riding

excellent movie and excellent book!
discovered a couple years ago and immediately in my top list.

I have been watching mostly series in the past months.
I know it will sound sad but competely obsessed by Downton Abbey. first series was impressive.
Dexter is unwatchable.
Walking dead still going strong, it ios kind of weird, they sort of turned back to the comic, but living it in a different perspective -I am also playing the game on IPAD which is quite interesting.
Sons of anarchy, always more unreal and over the top, but I am still excited.

Moviewise I have watched despicable me - very good, made me crack-
contagion - interesting perspective on a possible pandemia from a more political/social perspective, not a masterpiece, but definitely interesting.



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Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 23, 2012, 10:49:29 PM
DEATHSHIP- one of my fave '80s US horror films. the US dvd is very nice with international poster images on the inside & transfer is cleaner than the UK dvd
EXCISION- bodyhorror for teenage girls
BEDEVILLED- korean film about a tropical island paradise

The new season of The Walking Dead is ok. It's WAY better than American Horror Story: Asylum, which only has the occasional interesting scene. Otherwise, it's just dumb as shit.

Sons of Anarchy has been just over the top silliness but the episode-before-last with Kurt Sutter stabbing the nurse in the neck was BRUTAL. I'm curious as hell about the new character who beat the shit out of Sutter. No clue to his name but he was in Terriers a couple of years ago which was FX's best series that only went one season.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on November 23, 2012, 11:14:16 PM
- one by one the men turned black -

(http://voicesinwartime.org/Portals/2/Anti%20War/Fear%20and%20Desire.jpg)

trailer for Stanley Kubrick's FEAR AND DESIRE (1953).

Soon to be reissued on Master of Cinema on dvd and br.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTU4UIHw-x4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTU4UIHw-x4)


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Post by: online prowler on November 28, 2012, 06:50:10 PM
THE WILD BUNCH

The last western.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwE3TfJUB48 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwE3TfJUB48)


Planning to revisit Big Trouble In Little China one of these days.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=592EiTD2Hgo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=592EiTD2Hgo)



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on December 01, 2012, 12:41:38 AM
A friend of mine recommended me this link. Don't know if any of you posted this previously. Anyway, enjoy:

TROMA - 150 FREE MOVIES - ON YOUTUBE.

Legendary psychotronic film studio Troma Entertainment, maker of such cinematic masterpieces as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke'em High, and Redneck Zombies, has put 150 movies (including some classics that it distributes) on YouTube for free viewing.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Tromamovies?feature=watch (http://www.youtube.com/user/Tromamovies?feature=watch)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on December 06, 2012, 10:07:09 PM
The Dark Knight Rises came out yesterday on Blu-ray so I picked that one up.

Watched it a couple of days ago, I thought it was average at best.


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Post by: online prowler on December 07, 2012, 01:20:37 AM
JIGOKUMON (GATE OF HELL)
1953.
Dir: Teinosuke Kinugasa.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l-4Xq9nOmQQ/UL3NDP_JwJI/AAAAAAAAX20/ZobA1vzLOoU/s1600/gate+of+hell.jpg)

Eureka just released Jigokumon through their Masters of cinema series. Classic Japanese period/samurai drama. Here is a clip from the restored version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAwhQRDSzBk&list=UUTMoFozMX_0KlRmRxoFXtrg&index=3&feature=plcp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAwhQRDSzBk&list=UUTMoFozMX_0KlRmRxoFXtrg&index=3&feature=plcp)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 07, 2012, 01:42:05 AM
DEADFALL- crime/action film with the Jax from "Sons of Anarchy" & Olivia Wilde from "House".  I thought Wilde may get a nude scene but no go. Treat Williams gets the best line of dialouge: "While you were fucking your rat of a wife, a cop was getting shot in the face" Or something like that. Could have been "...that rat you call a wife". Other than that, it's a very forgettable film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1667310/


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on December 07, 2012, 04:20:48 AM
The Dark Knight Rises came out yesterday on Blu-ray so I picked that one up.

Watched it a couple of days ago, I thought it was average at best.

Yea, I watched it last night and wasn't as moved as I was by the previous one. The Dark Knight was a pretty big film to top, though.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on December 07, 2012, 05:30:05 AM
Started watching the TV series Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex last night. Enjoyed it so much I wound up watching 8 episodes in a row. It's been out 10 years now? But I never wanted to watch it because I was afraid it'd spoil the excellence of the manga and the films. It does not. It seems very much a compromise between the ponderous nature of the films and the more whimsical but still serious nature of the manga. I don't know how much, if at all, the show is censored on the US dvds, but I would like more tits and gore, because I'm a simple creature at heart.

Inspired by the show I re-watched Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence this morning. I still think it's a strong film, but the dialogue relies heavy on quotations, which is made more obvious by the fact that the subtitles are in quotations when it's happening. It get's a little over the top but there are some elements that compensate for that. Specifically the gorgeous animation and the inspired scenes with Kim the hacker.

enough anime nerding out for now...

gonna watch Beyond the Black Rainbow in a minute. Expecting disappointment, but hoping for the best!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on December 07, 2012, 07:45:25 AM
Gervaise


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on December 08, 2012, 04:50:43 AM
Rome, Open City


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on December 08, 2012, 07:39:55 AM
Blacksploitation, baby, you dig?

The Mack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOGTwdz5iyA)

Coffy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlJ6-xJt3II&list=PLW7LTcC6ZaPooXYjMuA3_VsR5n5DY_rwM)

Willie Dynamite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80MxOmcrqVI&list=PLW7LTcC6ZaPooXYjMuA3_VsR5n5DY_rwM)

The Black Gestapo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl96ZAWHrSk)

Sweet Sweetback's Baaad Assss Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR54mdXXnZA)

I gotta split. Later.

EDIT - The Man just took down nearly all of them for copyright reasons. Damn.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on December 12, 2012, 10:31:10 AM
Michael (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1906426) - most of the reviews included words like "perverted", "sick", "disgusting" etc. etc., but all in all it's a rather slow artsy and rather sad movie about a pedophile who keeps the boy locked in his basement. There is quite a lot of happening in between frames and in silent and still parts of the movie. So no exploitation value, lots of art. not a bad movie overall.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 13, 2012, 02:55:27 AM
I've been meaning to rent MICHAEL but haven't been in the mood for it as someone told me it was a 'slowburn'.


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Post by: online prowler on December 13, 2012, 06:43:36 PM
Saw Michael a while back. Consider it as a very good debut film. Slow moving, non-judgemental, cold, cynical, but not without humour. Quite strict it direction, plot and presentation. Superb cinematography at times. Some shots evokes William Eggleston's photos. If I remember correctly the director Markus Schleinzer has worked on some of Michael Haneke's previous productions. For those of you whom enjoy the works of Ulrich Seidl plus Haneke, and haven't seen this yet - give it a chance.

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/image_index/original/58747.jpg)

Trailer// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUg0Mok8TTQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUg0Mok8TTQ)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: kettu on December 15, 2012, 02:21:07 PM
the proposition
reign of assassins
the warlords
hero
alatriste

I sure have a soft spot for good "historical" movies and that bunch were all goodens.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on December 15, 2012, 05:29:11 PM
I think I've said it before but The Proposition is one of my all time favs. I've seen that movie at least 15 times.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 15, 2012, 08:31:57 PM
The Proposition is one of my fave movies too. Excellant soundtrack, vicious violence, & wicked dialouge:

"What's an Irishman but a nigger turned inside out?" Love that line!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: kettu on December 15, 2012, 09:46:45 PM
that line cought my ear too.
same director made the road and lawless that came out recently. I liked them both but I agree that the proposition was very good.

I tried to find some yakuza movies, a couple well known ones.now I forget the titles but couldnt find them.

next in line is men behind the sun and aquirre.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 16, 2012, 01:18:59 AM
I may rent LAWLESS. I didn't know it was the same dir or that Nick Cave wrote the screenplay & did the sndtrk. I remember thinking the trailer looked ok but figured if I went to the theater, it'd suck shit for sure.



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Post by: kettu on December 16, 2012, 02:15:29 AM
the movie sounds better than it is when describe it like that but it was pretty good. 50% if the proposition is 100%

I bet the upcoming gangster movie is quite alot better than lawless, I saw some snippet of it. sean penn and guy from drive. they recut it postponing it because it had a scene where they shoot up a cinema.




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: algiz on December 16, 2012, 05:41:39 PM
Enter the void - watched it intoxicated and therefore it was somehow worth to spend nearly 3 hours... But for me it wasn't as good as some of his older movies but still very well done


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on December 18, 2012, 02:20:57 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/toying-with-sounds-of-the-flesh-20121217-2bj6x.html (http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/toying-with-sounds-of-the-flesh-20121217-2bj6x.html)

This looks promising. Anyone seen it?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Tenebracid on December 21, 2012, 03:26:38 PM
I've been rewatching some works by my favorite director, R.W. Fassbinder, lately the BRD trilogy with marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss and Lola. Always wonderful.

also finally got around to watch some films by the belgian born Dardenne brothers and so far they have all been great, special mention to Le Fils. Not surprising that Haneke is an admirer of their work.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 21, 2012, 11:03:30 PM
Wtched most of OLDBOY last night but then the disc froze up & I couldn't get it to go past chapter 12. Tried it on 2 players. I bought it used & didn't check it when I received it. Goddamnit. The night before, I watched THE EXORCIST.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on December 22, 2012, 02:03:12 AM
Just watched Wolf Creek, not for the first time, but I was reading some speculative analysis of certain parts the other day and I can't help but think some people won't be satisfied unless they can scrutinize some kind of deeper meaning to everything. Stuff in it that I'd not really paid attention to before I watched more closely and for what? Very little. Now I'm the kind of guy that does like to analyse movies now and then, with my wife or friends of course, but just because you can try and put a deeper spin on something doesn't necessarily mean you should with everything. Some things just are what they are.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: P-K on December 22, 2012, 07:44:35 PM
after the overexposure to game-show-splatter like Saw etc Wolf Creek was rather fun to watch. less splatter, more terror.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on December 22, 2012, 09:47:18 PM
after the overexposure to game-show-splatter like Saw etc Wolf Creek was rather fun to watch. less splatter, more terror.

Yeh, it's not perfect by any stretch but as far as modern horror goes I like it a lot more than most of the dross. Saying that, I guess it's not so recent now. Could be the shades of Texas Chainsaw that strike the right chord for me, although I certainly don't it in such high esteem like TCM.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 24, 2012, 12:16:21 AM
ALPHA DOG- over the top, stupid movie about a white suburban drug dealer & his idiot friends. Based on a true story: the young, naive brother of a sort-of white supremist junkie who owes drug money, is kidnapped by a weed dealer who looks to be the size of a 4th grader. Really, really BAD. The only thing that made it watchable was it was a censored version ("Motherfucker" was "motherfodder"). Best scene is the white junkie looking for the 4th grader -cum-dealer at a party that seems to be made of all minorities. Not getting the respect he deserves or the answers, he proceeds to beat the shit out of EVERYONE in the room! Absolutely halirious. If it had been a dvd, I'd tossed it but for some reason, I kept watching. Felt like an endurance test. Every actor is way over the top. Everyone had to know what a turd they were making...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPbwocBe_tQ

Here's the fight scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGBGW0_O4PE


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: kettu on December 24, 2012, 02:42:57 AM
Felt like an endurance test.

couple of tests I just plain failed.
dahmer
jesus fuck this was shitty. gay wrestling and crying about killing. I couldnt watch it. I dont know too much about the jeff but there must have been more story to be told than this one did. I watched plenty of seemingly boring movies that are great, this was really dissapointing. please avoid.

killer a journal of a murder

carl panzram is an intresting character and the movie did it no justice at all. james woods as man mountain panzram, no thanks. couldnt watch all the way.

and I was on a row of good ones, I hardly ever have to quit a movie.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 27, 2012, 02:31:47 AM
last few nights:

NIGHT OF THE DEVILS- pretty cool but I was expecting more wildness & blood. feels like a film that gets better with another viewing.

HUMONGOUS- tame 80s horror. I remember renting it on vhs. best part is first 10 minutes with a rape & German Shepherd attacking the rapist. child from the rape lives on an island that was inhabited by a pack of dogs & the mother. idiots end up there shipwrecked & are killed in ungraphic manners. glad i didn't buy it when rel'd.

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH- previously viewings of this film have all been on tv, cut, with commercials. I think. so the dvd is the first time I've seen it uncut. ridiculous plot with mild but cool gore & an excellant soundtrack.

tonight is Willian Friedkin's KILLER JOE* but the dvd I rented is R-Rated. it was rel'd into theaters as NC-17. the blu-ray has the uncut & cut vers. which I found out after renting it & checking online. so if you're interested in the film, get the blu-ray!

*TOTAL SHIT. Whatever's cut out of the R-rated disc made the movie shorter so that's a good thing. Friedkin should get on a special ed. blu-ray of Sorcerer & then retire.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on December 28, 2012, 12:39:34 AM
Iam wondering, did this ever go through?

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Mannerheim+played+by+Kenyan+actor+in+YLE+film+sparking+controversy+well+before+premiere+ADDED+158/1329104622855


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Strömkarlen on December 28, 2012, 12:54:07 AM
Iam wondering, did this ever go through?

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Mannerheim+played+by+Kenyan+actor+in+YLE+film+sparking+controversy+well+before+premiere+ADDED+158/1329104622855

I'm still waiting for the Nelson Mandela film staring Mel Gibson as Mandela.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: youngnosh on December 31, 2012, 12:25:06 PM
I was into the idea of time travel recently and found these films:
Primer (2004)
Clever and believable - requires multiple viewings.
Crono Crimenes (2007)
Horror and time travel mixed together.

Went to the local cinema to see the last Twilight film last neet. I'm sure there's much anticipation on this forum...it was brilliant.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 01, 2013, 12:11:40 AM
Watched a couple of Abbott & Costello movies plus horror from the '80s: THE NESTING, MADMAN, & NIGHT OF THE CREEPS.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: halthan on January 01, 2013, 08:55:13 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821427/

Good, actually very good


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 02, 2013, 02:43:56 AM
Django Unchained - enjoyed it a lot. Violent and exploitative, it definitely could not have been directed by a black director. I actually liked it more than Inglorious Bastards.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on January 05, 2013, 08:27:55 AM
John Carpenter's Big Trouble In Little China - I have not seen this movie all the way through in a long time. As a result, I've got a couple of observations/questions:

1. All Chinamen know kung-fu (except women) - so watch out!

2. Kim Cattrall is/was hot: i'd fuck her brains out

3. Where the fuck is the reissue of this soundtrack?! I've heard zero in regards to this issue.

4. James Hong is a boss actor who needs more roles

just my two cents, but definitely the truth.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: youngnosh on January 06, 2013, 02:53:47 AM
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/toying-with-sounds-of-the-flesh-20121217-2bj6x.html (http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/toying-with-sounds-of-the-flesh-20121217-2bj6x.html)

This looks promising. Anyone seen it?

I saw Berberian Sound Studio at a film festival last weekend, it's very good! It was very interesting to see a film where the main focus was on the sound design. Great performance from the main character as he spirals into madness. Recommended.

I've just finished watching it. The sound design, foley etc was interesting to watch but the film went past the point of being exceptably subtle for me.
Really disapointing.
I quite enjoyed it myself too - certainly one of the more interesting and unusual horror films (if you can call it that?) that I've seen lately.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on January 12, 2013, 01:21:43 AM
Watching Cracker (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105977/) - very nice detective series. Though it's British, but the feeling is somewhat German. Truly recommended if there are people into detectives


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 14, 2013, 08:20:31 PM
Weekend viewing: THE PSYCHOPATH, STORAGE 24, & SLEEP TIGHT (recommended)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Coma Detox on January 14, 2013, 09:06:45 PM
City of the Living Dead Blu-ray.  Great transfer on this one.

Deathship Blu-ray

Richard Kern's Hardcore collection Blu-ray.  Always put off watching this one for some reason and now I know why.  The only decent clip is the one where a guy trims some asian chick's bush and puts a hood over her head.  She looked pretty scared of the whole process.  People always used to tell me about "Fingered" but it was just pretty laughable.

Sex and Black Magic DVD.  Pretty awful D'amato erotic/cannibal flick.  Dodgy transfer from a dodgy company.

Amer Blu-ray.  Some cool visuals and one neat razor slashing scene.  Not much else good about it.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on January 17, 2013, 01:04:24 AM
Kenneth Anger

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34sfF1t82oM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34sfF1t82oM)


Went to the local video shop the other day and rented the new movie Ted w Mark Wallenberg. Don't ask me why I have repressed the reason. Totally awful, not even stupidly fun. BTW Coma D. Thanx for the Hardcore reminder. Will check it out one of these days. Looking forward to the new movie on Mandela starring Mel Gibson.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: JHC on January 17, 2013, 03:29:52 PM
Richard Kern's Hardcore collection Blu-ray.  Always put off watching this one for some reason and now I know why.  The only decent clip is the one where a guy trims some asian chick's bush and puts a hood over her head.  She looked pretty scared of the whole process.  People always used to tell me about "Fingered" but it was just pretty laughable.

I like Kern films....especially You Killed Me First and Fingered.
Not sure if they were meant to be serious or not but I've always found them hilarious!
Good stuff to put on when people are over....they're like over the top comedies or some such.

Recently watched:


O Valtos (aka The Swamp) (1973)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220831/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220831/)

....and a couple of good drama/mystery films with Mimsy Farmer:

La Route de Salina (1970) 

Les Suspects (1974)


 



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on January 18, 2013, 07:51:28 PM
ASIAN

stylized CARMAGGEDON flick

-MOTORWAY-

(http://images3.static-bluray.com/reviews/7014_5.jpg)

TRAILER// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyhHA_VpOIY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyhHA_VpOIY)



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on January 19, 2013, 03:56:43 PM
just a heads up, there is an all new series premiere starting January 19th on BBC America:

Ripper Street

http://www.bbcamerica.com/ripper-street/

just programmed the DVR to record.

It's quite good albeit a little tame; been on in the UK since just after Xmas I think.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 19, 2013, 08:16:30 PM
just a heads up, there is an all new series premiere starting January 19th on BBC America:

Ripper Street

http://www.bbcamerica.com/ripper-street/

just programmed the DVR to record.

Thx for the head's up. Will do the same. I never check that channel as it isn't in HD from my cable provider.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on January 22, 2013, 03:53:18 PM
CARLOS
mini-series, Criterion.

(http://images.moviepostershop.com/carlos-tv-movie-poster-2010-1010745904.jpg)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkHTxsfrZ4k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkHTxsfrZ4k)

Considering to check this out. Anyone have any thoughts on this one?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on January 22, 2013, 05:11:16 PM
loved both first episode of rippers street and carlos.
make sure you check the uncut series and not the movie!!!

if you liked Carlos you have to watch the two movies on the life of MESRINE , absolutely perfect and anything done by mr Olivier Marchal, currently my fave crime orientd director.


Watched TAXIDERMIA, who needs hollywood when there are movies like this?
perfection


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on January 22, 2013, 05:21:41 PM
Mesrine and Carlos have been on UK telly recently and both were very enjoyable.

C4 Film showed the latest version of Lolita the other night and I decided to give it a chance. Much better than its reputation. This version focuses less on the funny side and immerses itself in the tragedy of Humbert. Jeremy Irons is every bit as destroyed and apathetic towards the end (a type of chharacter he does very well) as Quilty is vile and depraved. Even if not a good as Kubricks version this has received an unfair amount of flak in my opinion.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 23, 2013, 12:32:12 AM
First episode of RIPPER STREET was pretty good. Kind of lurid & I liked the snuff film aspect. I have the recorder set up for the 2nd episode.

MESRINE was ok; wasn't as good as I thought it would be based on the trailer. I never got around to renting the 2nd film. Need to rent TAXIDERMIA soon. That's one
I kept putting off then forgot about it.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on January 24, 2013, 07:19:51 PM
Thanx for the feedback guys regarding the Carlos mini-series. I'll check it out. Haven't seen Mesrine either. Remember it was released as two separate movies (at least in Norway) some years ago. With Vincent Cassel in the lead it seldom goes wrong.

At the moment I have the film Willow on my table. Will revisit this fun old rump in the next few days. I remember seeing it on cinema when it was released, and thinking it was kind a cool. This was way back when when Val Kilmer and Heavy D was skinny, in '88. The reason I dusted off this flick was not to revisit my staggering youth, but more a late obsession with Warwick Davis - you know the midget from Star Wars and the Evoke Movies (The two made I also recommend to the fullest).  

What goes on hier? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzn2izehkno (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzn2izehkno)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on January 26, 2013, 04:45:31 AM
Bitter Rice


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 26, 2013, 10:23:40 PM
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES- the people who didn't have to sit all the way through were really fucking lucky. It's long & awful.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: JHC on January 30, 2013, 01:37:17 AM
Just watched the uncut version of:

Dream Home (2010) -Nice HK film about a first time home buyer....somewhat depressing story with really good murder scenes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSwIrXpvwIo



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on February 06, 2013, 04:20:37 PM
 North Korean dreams of destruction of USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hK8zQIsMmnk


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 06, 2013, 07:07:50 PM
North Korean dreams of destruction of USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hK8zQIsMmnk

IMMENSE !!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Jordan on February 06, 2013, 11:43:33 PM
That North Korean propaganda video is a pretty ingenious use of detournement, if you think about it. I've been secretly hoping that it is actually made by some kind of new, intentionally campy, post-surrealist video art movement.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: halthan on February 07, 2013, 08:47:29 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935896/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on February 08, 2013, 01:20:33 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935896/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Just watched the trailer, looks terrible..... but I want to see it!


Watched Predators tonight. Uggh. Can go fuck itself.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: halthan on February 08, 2013, 01:29:01 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935896/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Just watched the trailer, looks terrible..... but I want to see it!


Watched Predators tonight. Uggh. Can go fuck itself.
The trailer is terrible, but actual movie has some very fine moments !


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 13, 2013, 08:41:45 PM
WAKE IN FRIGHT (1971)

Outback tour de force. Director: Ted Kotcheff.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQVR38PDc658MVE1cYHP33pr6HwZzDtlkB8xs4o-qfdYG_WH_6r)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9redLlFi7xI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9redLlFi7xI)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on February 13, 2013, 08:52:58 PM
WAKE IN FRIGHT (1971)

Outback tour de force. Director: Ted Kotcheff.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQVR38PDc658MVE1cYHP33pr6HwZzDtlkB8xs4o-qfdYG_WH_6r)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9redLlFi7xI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9redLlFi7xI)

Wow, that looks great. I'll be watching that tonight.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 16, 2013, 03:21:45 AM
Hors Satan aka Outside Satan  (2011)

Bleak existentialism. Director: Bruno Dumont.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4v7r69ZoB1qa409eo1_500.png)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjFBm2HPxM0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjFBm2HPxM0)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Human Larvae on February 17, 2013, 11:05:37 PM
Frozen Land

a finnish two hour long chain of events that bring nothing but grief, sprinkled with some black humor.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on February 18, 2013, 12:58:51 AM
DOWN TERRACE- I remember seeing the trailer before it was released on dvd in the US but could never remember the title. It's good but not as good as some people think.

Always have watched BULLITT with Steve McQueen & THE DEER HUNTER recently.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 18, 2013, 07:10:16 PM
Anyone ever checked this one out? Seems interesting.

Sergei M. Eisenstein – ¡Que Viva Mexico! AKA Da zdravstvuyet Meksika! (1979)

http://worldscinema.org/2013/02/sergei-m-eisenstein-que-viva-mexico-aka-da-zdravstvuyet-meksika-1979-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CinemaOfTheWorld+%28Cinema+of+the+World%29 (http://worldscinema.org/2013/02/sergei-m-eisenstein-que-viva-mexico-aka-da-zdravstvuyet-meksika-1979-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CinemaOfTheWorld+%28Cinema+of+the+World%29)


Jamie Gillies reissue.

THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVEN

(http://twitchfilm.com/assets_c/2013/02/mistyblu-thumb-300xauto-36873.jpg)

http://twitchfilm.com/2013/02/blu-ray-review-the-opening-of-misty-beethoven-the-porn-pygmalion-is-a-revelation-in-hd.html (http://twitchfilm.com/2013/02/blu-ray-review-the-opening-of-misty-beethoven-the-porn-pygmalion-is-a-revelation-in-hd.html)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on February 19, 2013, 02:39:37 AM
just watched Cargo 200. The film felt very brisk and to the point the whole time, all of the violence and depravity were just considered very matter-of-factly. Good stuff.

(http://www.judexfanzine.net/v1/foto_arxiu/cargo200-2.jpg)



Kill List is up next.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 19, 2013, 02:44:10 AM
Cargo 200.

Looks interesting. This one pasted me by. Will check it out. I enjoyed Aleksej Balabanov's Brat series. Looking forwazrd to this one.


Down Terrace & Kill list. Ben Wheatly is a good director. Anyone seen his new film Sightseers? BTW, Bullitt is extraordinary good.

(http://www.theoohtray.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Sightseers.jpeg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyg9aRqlUxM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyg9aRqlUxM)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on February 21, 2013, 02:53:14 AM
Shoeshine


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Jordan on February 21, 2013, 05:09:11 AM
Picked up a copy of Begotten on VHS at a used bookstore. I usually watch at least a couple of films a day, but this was the first in a while. I've been focusing on finishing my documentary and trying to read at least a book every two days.

Nothing new to me, and I imagine nothing new to anybody here, but it's nice to finally have a copy.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: algiz on February 21, 2013, 09:30:50 AM
Watched Waterpower yesterday - Would be great to have modern versions of films like that. GREAT


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on February 23, 2013, 01:21:30 AM
Bellissima


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 24, 2013, 06:22:50 AM
Begotten on vhs. Nice catch!

Afterschool.
Director: Antonio Campos
2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7ZkQPslsuM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7ZkQPslsuM)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Jordan on February 26, 2013, 05:52:43 AM
I've been focusing on finishing my documentary

Care to share any more details about this?

It's not really noteworthy, it's more kind of a student film, though I'm not a student. I got a grant for artists who want to get into video art or something, which involves some classes and a mentorship program.

My documentary is called Robbing Peter To Pay Paul, and it's about these schizophrenic, homeless, negroid twins from the city I live in named Peter and Paul. One of them used to be something of a breakdancer, but is so fucked up now that he mostly just clumsily spins around all them time, almost falling. He really wants to be on Canada's got talent, and it's about his personal struggles in that regard. It's a humorous take, and will probably be none too popular amongst the PC, activist-y types who run the organization I got the grant from, but oh well. The version I am working on is only 20 mins. but I might make it into a feature length documentary someday. I have about 15 hours of footage, and might shoot some more, or I might just start working on my next project, about this small town close to where I grew up called Swastika.

There's a really shitty trailer I randomly threw together here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc5Qkxuvbsc
It has a bunch of mistakes.

I have a better one that needs to be touched up a little, but will be up by Thursday.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 27, 2013, 01:04:21 AM
Hausu

Fun Japanese horror flick.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
1977

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN0HVJ5tkIM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN0HVJ5tkIM)


- Jordan. Thanx for the share. Interesting characters in your film. Keep us posted on future dealings.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on February 27, 2013, 09:33:45 AM
definitely one of the best japanese movies EVER!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on March 02, 2013, 04:46:51 AM
Toni


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on March 07, 2013, 05:25:36 PM
Watched Looper a week or two ago. I kinda hated, kinda enjoyed it. Bruce Willis generally makes me cringe, but I liked that there was a consistent visual aesthetic and a decent amount of violence. I mean compared to most of the big budget sci-fi these days it wasn't bad at all, but it still doesn't compare to most stuff from the '80s.

And I watched the new James Bond, Skyfall which wasn't bad for a popcorn movie. Sort felt like a waste of 2+ hours though that I won't ever get back.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on March 20, 2013, 11:07:17 PM
CALL GIRL

-2013-

trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWAqZk4zSd0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWAqZk4zSd0)


On another note: Kill List director Ben Wheatly off to USA to develop series for HBO.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on March 20, 2013, 11:15:25 PM
Schindler's List 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray

This is an ok Spielberg moment, though I detest his cynical use of emotions in his flicks I must admit he has some highlights during his career. Best moment in Schindler is when the camp commandant wakes up in the morning, picks up his rifle, and shoots on of his "camp sheeps". Jaja 


Title: Re: La Grande Bouffe/Porcile (Pigpen) and top films in general.
Post by: CLARITY on March 21, 2013, 04:30:49 AM
www.videodrome.nu

Are you referring to videodrome.se (http://www.videodrome.se/catalog/)? Can you recommend any additional distributors which stock similar titles on VHS?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on March 21, 2013, 12:17:20 PM
Schindler's List 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray

This is an ok Spielberg moment, though I detest his cynical use of emotions in his flicks I must admit he has some highlights during his career. Best moment in Schindler is when the camp commandant wakes up in the morning, picks up his rifle, and shoots on of his "camp sheeps". Jaja 

I think whether you love or hate this film for whatever reason thematically, it is hard to deny the quality of the performances. Ralph Fiennes particularly gives an outstanding performance as said commandant.

Anyone seen Coriolanus? Fiennes also stars in and directed it, a little hard going but an interesting Shakespearean adaptation.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on March 28, 2013, 01:48:16 AM
Experiment in Terror (1962)

Director: Blake Edwards

Reissued on Bluray.

(http://twitchfilm.com/assets_c/2013/03/experimentinterrorblu-thumb-300xauto-37523.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOY9pdNhhlg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOY9pdNhhlg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on April 02, 2013, 02:08:57 PM
(http://blog.screenweek.it/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Reality-3.jpg)
Reality - Matteo Garrone

Italian director known for his true crime inspired movies (everybody should check both THE EMBALMER and FIRST LOVE, but also the exploitation docu-drama Gomorra), new excellent movie about a fish retailer who get obsessed by being part of the Italian version of Bog Brother. Start like an over the top comedy and turns into complete mental breakdwon.
Absoluetly loved it.


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Post by: Jordan on April 05, 2013, 05:59:43 PM
http://reason.com/blog/2013/04/05/in-memoriam-rip?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reason%2FHitandRun+%28Reason+Online+-+Hit+%26+Run+Blog%29

Figured I'd post this here. If you can get past Ebert's enthusiastic endorsement of E.T., he also endorsed a lot of amazing directors like Herzog, Fassbinder, etc.

I had no clue about that Goodman thing mentioned in the article, I'll have to track down the book that it's in.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on April 06, 2013, 01:41:28 PM
Watched Cube (1997) last night, I think as sci-fi goes it has aged pretty well and still very enjoyable. A lot of "points for consideration" to it as well, certainly a lot more to it than just "stiff acting and shoddy script" that a lot seem to think.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 06, 2013, 10:33:48 PM
I watched FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM last weekend. Directed by Jeff Burr with Vincent Price basically telling stories of a small town. Pretty good & very gory. Even a bit sadistic. I remember renting it on vhs but I think it was under the title "The Offspring".


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Post by: online prowler on April 07, 2013, 01:03:41 AM

Reality - Matteo Garrone

Italian director known for his true crime inspired movies (everybody should check both THE EMBALMER and FIRST LOVE, but also the exploitation docu-drama Gomorra), new excellent movie about a fish retailer who get obsessed by being part of the Italian version of Bog Brother. Start like an over the top comedy and turns into complete mental breakdwon.
Absoluetly loved it.

Been looking forward to this one. From what I've read it seems like a fun and caustic movie. Have been trying to find the Embalmer since a friend recommended it, but so far I haven't found it in any shelves. Looks like I have to order it online.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: MUTTERWILD on April 07, 2013, 02:27:40 PM
The Mooring(2012)
Troubled teen girls on wilderness boating trip stalked and killed by houseboat psycho and his love slave.
Enjoyable trash.

Virgin Among The Living Dead(1971)
Euroshock collection cut.

Exterminator 2(1984)
Official sequel. There is another Exterminator 2 that I like even better but isn't an actual sequel. That one starts off with a rooftop skimask gang rape vigilante massacre. Both films are good. This one has a flame thrower.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Jordan on April 07, 2013, 06:55:14 PM
Saw Spring Breakers last night, if only because I had a free pass. Despite some nice photography at the start, it was pretty much as bad as I expected.

There was a trailer for the new Sofia Coppola film ' Bling Ring' and, a long with Spring Breakers and I think one other trailer, all had very similar look/feel/textures as Enter The Void, which I think kind of wore out it's welcome with that film. I can see this being a very annoying trend if it becomes some kind of standard way of presenting films. I guess it doesn't affect me too much, luckily, because I very rarely watch new films, but still...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on April 07, 2013, 07:24:35 PM
Paul Schrader's

- Mishima - A Life In Four Chapters -

Classic viewing, condensed and strict formalism anno 1985.

Full movie// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkNVlxsNROE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkNVlxsNROE)

 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 07, 2013, 09:32:37 PM
THE MAD FOXES- I remember having a vhs dub so only remember the film as dirt cheap & violent which are the only redeeming values it has. The dialogue is like it was made up after the film was done- the actors move their mouths then everything is dubbed in later, made up on the fly. I like how it mixes up biker gangs, karate, The Last House on the Left-type home invasion, & gore. It'd be a perfect film for Code Red to release in the U.S., if he wanted to lose a lot of money...

I also watched "Alchemy" twice because it's pretty goddamn awesome despite the stupid intro & terrible music:

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Alchemy-World-Online-Premiere-video-2013.html


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on April 15, 2013, 03:49:27 PM

TAMPOPO (1985)

Japan food mayhem.

(http://schoolgirlmilkycrisis.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/fd_tampopo.jpg)  (http://andrewsidea.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/tampopo1.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: NEHPF on April 16, 2013, 09:53:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaPnYVPjCU4

Affliction (1996) VHSrip was uploaded to youtube couple of days ago. It's a good flick.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on April 16, 2013, 10:22:11 PM

Reality - Matteo Garrone

Italian director known for his true crime inspired movies (everybody should check both THE EMBALMER and FIRST LOVE, but also the exploitation docu-drama Gomorra), new excellent movie about a fish retailer who get obsessed by being part of the Italian version of Bog Brother. Start like an over the top comedy and turns into complete mental breakdwon.
Absoluetly loved it.

Been looking forward to this one. From what I've read it seems like a fun and caustic movie.

it starts like a grotesque comedy, then completely degenerates in pure obsessive(compulsive drama


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on April 26, 2013, 04:23:32 PM
Trailer for Sono Sion's upcoming

Why Don't You Play In Hell?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHtRfHTOT1M&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHtRfHTOT1M&feature=player_embedded)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on April 27, 2013, 03:37:09 PM
De Lift aka The Lift / The Elevator (1983)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395743_565892336774677_1313516683_n.jpg)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_Kb4ysI8_8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_Kb4ysI8_8)



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on April 30, 2013, 11:50:34 PM
Top of the Lake: This have potential.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on May 01, 2013, 12:43:20 AM
Looks good. Peter Mullen has me interested!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on May 07, 2013, 03:32:11 AM
(http://movi.ca/im/mio/nineteeneightyfour.jpg)

Never saw the film before. Pretty solid I thought, but then again it's been a while since I've read the book so maybe I'd have something to bitch about if I could remember the details more. I pretty much always enjoy Richard Burton and John Hurt and this was no exception.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on May 07, 2013, 04:35:31 AM
the Eurythmics one, and honestly I thought most their stuff fit.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on May 16, 2013, 02:25:41 AM
The Man From London


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on May 20, 2013, 03:30:55 AM
UPSTREAM COLOR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdYO3KWmcv8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdYO3KWmcv8)


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KILLER CONDOM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxEdzPakOI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxEdzPakOI)

Thanx Tisbor !


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Post by: secondplanet on May 20, 2013, 04:04:12 PM
UPSTREAM COLOR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdYO3KWmcv8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdYO3KWmcv8)


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KILLER CONDOM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxEdzPakOI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxEdzPakOI)

Thanx Tisbor !


How was Upstream Color? I've heard people raving on about this film and I'm intrigued.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on May 21, 2013, 09:43:26 PM
3 episodes into the new Hannibal show - liking it very much so far, very stylised but plenty of nods to "canon". It's a little slow burn but that's fine for me, visual and sound design are a little disorienting at times which again is a plus. I was keen but sceptical prior to watching but fortunately it's walking a good walk so far.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 21, 2013, 10:22:55 PM
3 episodes into the new Hannibal show - liking it very much so far, very stylised but plenty of nods to "canon". It's a little slow burn but that's fine for me, visual and sound design are a little disorienting at times which again is a plus. I was keen but sceptical prior to watching but fortunately it's walking a good walk so far.

I have the last 5-6 episodes recorded; I figured the season finale is soon so just waiting for it & will watch them all one after another. I think I've only watched the first 2 or 3 episodes. I wonder if the episode they cancelled the week of the Boston bombing is online or if they'll run it later?

I watched "Murder by Death" a few nights back. Classic comedy.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on May 21, 2013, 10:51:16 PM
3 episodes into the new Hannibal show - liking it very much so far, very stylised but plenty of nods to "canon". It's a little slow burn but that's fine for me, visual and sound design are a little disorienting at times which again is a plus. I was keen but sceptical prior to watching but fortunately it's walking a good walk so far.

I have the last 5-6 episodes recorded; I figured the season finale is soon so just waiting for it & will watch them all one after another. I think I've only watched the first 2 or 3 episodes. I wonder if the episode they cancelled the week of the Boston bombing is online or if they'll run it later?

I've read a couple of mixed reports but general consensus suggests it'll be disc-only if at all.

I think UK is only upto epi 3 (or maybe it's 3 this week?) but I'm streaming as I'd rather plough through. Part impatience, part not having satellite or cable TV which is the only place it is airing over here.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 05, 2013, 03:20:54 AM
True crime horror drama.

The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1977)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOTOxk1naC4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOTOxk1naC4)

(http://reynahernan.webs.com/photos/upcoming-horror-movies/town.jpg)



I watched "Murder by Death" a few nights back. Classic comedy.

- You said it BW. Highly recommended.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: HongKongGoolagong on June 05, 2013, 04:29:03 AM
Did I ever mention I like Sam Peckinpah films?

THE DEADLY COMPANIONS (61) - little seen low-budget debut endebted to the TV westerns he'd worked on but a solid piece nonetheless with the themes of fucked-up masculinity and illogical codes of honour introduced.

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (62) - magnificent ode to the ageing process and with a shockingly high feminist content too. The wedding scene is a nightmarish standout.

MAJOR DUNDEE (66) - a hugely compromised disastrous attempt at a blockbuster with major studio interference and Charlton Heston being typically useless throughout. Shame Peckinpah never managed to get his name removed from this.

THE WILD BUNCH (69) - it takes numerous viewings for the subtleties of this amazing film to become apparent. Superb ensemble acting, cinematography and script. Chills down the spine just at the memory of some scenes.

THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE (70) - with typical perversity Peckinpah always claimed this sweetly uncharacteristic oddity was his best film. The twee humour and musical interludes can be grating but it certainly remains in your mind a long time after watching.

STRAW DOGS (71) - Hoffman's worm-that-turns role is very memorable, the infamous rape scene is entirely artistically justifiable and the villagers are truly terrifying.

THE GETAWAY (72) - the McQueen and McGraw chemistry is deservedly famed and some particularly amazing cinematography in this one too.

JUNIOR BONNER (72) - another anomaly in the oeuvre with a tale of family life where the eruptions of violence are simply fists, and all the more shocking for that.

PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID (73) - of the three versions I recommend the TCM '88 cut. One of his very best, with a psychological intensity that just keeps on growing as the actors throw more booze down their necks in successive scenes.

BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA (74) - his pinnacle for me, with Benny the burnt-out piano player clearly autobiographical and Warren Oates delivering the best acting job I think I've ever seen. A film that makes you feel like you've had your head beaten with a spade!

THE KILLER ELITE (75) - cocaine is infamous for destroying creativity in all artistic fields and this sloppily-edited mess proves it. First fifteen minutes are amazing, but after that a huge disappointment.

CROSS OF IRON (77) - his last gasp of genius and what a finale. A war film to make all others look tame, with James Coburn doing the best role of his life and an ending which is entirely shocking, unexpected and daring.

CONVOY (78) - I can enjoy this for what it is - a kiddy version of a Peckinpah movie. Ali McGraw looks in worse shape than even Peckinpah was during its making. Ernest Borgnine is splendid in the Sylvester/Wile E Coyote role.

THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND (83) - I know it has its apologists and the crazed psychedelic sequence at the start of the director's cut is certainly interesting but for me this was a sad end and best forgotten.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 05, 2013, 07:38:58 PM
Watched Chuck Connors blow people up in THE POLICE CONNECTION aka THE MAD BOMBER released on Code Red DVD.

Caught TREMORS on a cable movie channel last night.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on June 05, 2013, 07:58:01 PM
Caught TREMORS on a cable movie channel last night.

classic. I watched that movie many, many times when I was a kid.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: HongKongGoolagong on June 08, 2013, 02:25:52 AM
Picked up a copy of Terence Davies 'Distant Voices, Still Lives' for a bargain price. Of great British film directors, for sure there's Mike Leigh and I would say from his work so far Ben Wheatley is shaping up to be someone whose films will be remembered in centuries to come. The divine Mr Davies however is an auteur apart from any kind of mass popularity - a real artist and this feels like a painting as much as a film.

This movie is about memory and the tricks it plays, about British inarticulate drunken violence, about the divide between the sexes, about loneliness and desolation. I remember seeing this at the cinema on its release at the end of the 80s and being astonished by its power, and by the daring of the cinematography and non-linear editing. His earlier Trilogy traumatised a generation of early UK Channel 4 viewers with its uncompromising misery and this debut feature offered not much more solace. I watched this after being at a family funeral today - a big working-class Northern family funeral - and so much of the film although it's set in the 1950s rings emotionally true.

I haven't really kept up with what he's done over the last twenty years but on the evidence of his Trilogy and the first two features Terence Davies is the closest the UK has had to someone like Ingmar Bergman or the early Herzog.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on June 10, 2013, 01:02:05 PM
Inbred (2011)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1723124/?ref_=sr_1

A dim representation of Yorkshire but certainly not to be taken seriously, this is like a combination of Severance, The League Of Gentleman and Emmerdale, with a touch of Braindead thrown in where the gore and daftness is concerned. I can't say I really liked it per se, but for late Sunday night viewing it was alright for an hour and a half.


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Post by: Levas on June 11, 2013, 04:09:01 PM
For the last half a year or so I've been jumping in between j-sploitation and new wave of japanese gore (Yoshihiro Nishimura, Noboru Iguchi, Tak Sakaguchi etc.) and various crime series, especially Scandinavian. So while Japanese presents visually stunning and truly excellent movies without boundaries of imagination, Scandinavian crime is somewhat darker and, well, more acceptable. And I think I haven't watched any of the series that I've been disappointed or something like that.
Currently watching Beck. Last few series that I went through were: Broen (awesome Kim Bodnia (from Pusher) and somewhat beautiful Sofia Helin), The Killing (Forbrydelsen) (first season a little two long. others - perfect), Wallander (both are good, Swedish and British, just there are a couple of series based on the same novel so they are identical), Those who kill, and few not Scandinavian, but also great series: Wire in the Blood (dark!!), Cracker, Inspector Morse (more traditional detective. Calm) = Inspector George Gently

Could't go through a single episode of Whitechapel and Foyle's war though.. Boring. Also tried watching Castle, but damn it's shit.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 11, 2013, 06:28:00 PM
I'm a huge fan of  hard-boiled crime!  Are you d/l'ing BROEN, WIRE IN THE BLOOD, etc. or is there sites that stream episodes? THE KILLING is the only title I recognize because there is a U.S. version. I know I've come across the orig. but didn't save the link, I think it was streams & that was a couple of years ago when the U.S. version started airing (3rd season just started).


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Post by: Levas on June 11, 2013, 06:57:11 PM
Yeah i've downloaded all of these. They're all on pirateb but if you don't find them or so, i can upload them to some ftp and give you access to download. Pm me. Maybe they are streaming too but quality etc.. i haven't seen the us version of the killing but the Danish version is worth a try for sure. After seeing excerpts,the original seemed far better.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ironfistofthesun on June 12, 2013, 01:23:05 PM
you guys should check out "the fall". Just ending on uk tv.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294189/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b02v0pms/The_Fall_Episode_4/


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on June 12, 2013, 03:58:14 PM
True crime horror drama.

The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1977)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOTOxk1naC4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOTOxk1naC4)

(http://reynahernan.webs.com/photos/upcoming-horror-movies/town.jpg)


looks interesting. the cover art however is great!


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 12, 2013, 06:25:49 PM
The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a confused film, mixing crime/horror with some comedy which ruins it. TCM has run it a couple of times. May want to check it out before buying it. I know it's definitely nothing I'd re-watch very often.

The Memory of a Killer is what I watched most recently. Story of a hitman with memory issues going on a killing spree. A bit too glossy with quick edits & odd colored flashbacks.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 16, 2013, 12:13:47 AM
The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a confused film, mixing crime/horror with some comedy which ruins it. TCM has run it a couple of times. May want to check it out before buying it. I know it's definitely nothing I'd re-watch very often.

The Memory of a Killer is what I watched most recently. Story of a hitman with memory issues going on a killing spree. A bit too glossy with quick edits & odd colored flashbacks.

I will not go the distance and branding the film The Town That Dreaded Sundown as a confused film, but I see your point. It might not be the best articulated true crime horror/drama - mostly due to a character in the film (played by the director himself) who has a function as a comic relief. I suppose this was the producers choice as not to have the film go total grim since the actual murders had taken place not many years before. Apart from those couple of moment I would say the film is a quite good realized project that mixes the genres, but also holds top quality if one examine the cinematography, filmtype and overall presentation of the male violator. I must say how the director presents his gaze and the how the killer is portrayed is worth the watch. I would also like to mentioned the matter of fact way some of the scenes are presented. Music is quite atmospheric as well. Might not be a film that one revisit very often I have to admit, but if you are a fan of 70s horror in general I recommend taking your chances. Personally I enjoy that the film is not 100% perfect. I think it suits the tone of the product. Not many movies like this very made in the 70s. Thanx for the mentioning of The Memory of a Killer. Will check it out.    

Trailer, 1:43 min: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOTOxk1naC4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOTOxk1naC4)

Wondering about this one - The Evictors (1979) same people who produced the forementioned film. Not sure about the quality, but it seems like another true crime project. Story might be good, and the main actress from Susperia plays the lead. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEGmAnsWEOI  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEGmAnsWEOI)

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Another small 70s gem hailing from Australia.

Patrick (1978)
Director: Richard Franklin

A killer? Comatose? An experiment? Psychic powers?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hsZT7-slDks/Tw0tp7Z1p1I/AAAAAAAAEFk/CCyHY58HFDU/s1600/PATRICK-011.png)

Excerpt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9cJP5Giqwg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9cJP5Giqwg)


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Post by: online prowler on June 16, 2013, 12:24:32 AM
Thanx for the recommendations THE FALL and BROEN. Potential.

By the way .. anyone of you have recommendations to websites re film? Blogs, magazines, news sites ...

Film blog:
http://houseofselfindulgence.blogspot.no/ (http://houseofselfindulgence.blogspot.no/)

NEWS:
Twitch - http://twitchfilm.com/ (http://twitchfilm.com/)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 16, 2013, 01:31:36 AM
I probably need to see SUNDOWN again as the last time was the first time in 20 years so I wasn't expecting it to be so light-hearted. The Blu-ray/dvd set with The Evictors looks pretty good; not sure about that film. I've read reviews but remember nothing.

I regularly check:

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/
http://www.ghoulbasement.com/
http://www.mondo-digital.com/
http://10kbullets.com/
http://phantomofpulp.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on June 16, 2013, 07:52:18 PM
The White Ribbon


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: algiz on June 16, 2013, 09:10:33 PM
Hobo with a shotgun - Guess it was recommended here already but in my opinion really worth to watch!


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Post by: online prowler on June 16, 2013, 09:43:53 PM
http://www.dvddrive-in.com/
http://www.ghoulbasement.com/
http://www.mondo-digital.com/
http://10kbullets.com/
http://phantomofpulp.blogspot.com/

THANX, this is good stuff Bitewerks!


Hobo and White Ribbon = Mandatory. I heard the HOBO guys where producing a new flick sometime ago. Have the new Haneke film lying here, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Expecting to be mentally raped - again.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Scat-O-Logy on June 19, 2013, 03:04:15 AM
Managed to watch first 20 mins of Maniac remake... What a disgrace! Elijah Wood's performance is so damn pretentious, clearly he isn't a freak enough to be the next Frank Zito. He's just an ordinary Hollywood whore compared to Joe Spinell. Spinell lived and breathed smut cinema and even though he had roles in some bigger films, at least he was always in his element, especially in the original Maniac. Joe Spinell was a boozer, drug addict and some of his relatives had mental health problems. Obviously he must've been quite a freak in his ordinary life so no wonder why his performance was so fitting to Maniac. He put 110% to his performance and never returned to his own self. Soon the passing of his mother and excessive drug abuse cost him his life. He must be turning in his grave right now. Truly, truly disappointed...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on June 19, 2013, 04:46:20 PM
Watched The Fall. Well, it was not that bad, but it seemed as if during the half of the last episode they've got the news that IT MUST BE THE LAST and suddenly had to end this. Ok, but lacks development, some quite big holes in scenario and a few questionable moments.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 19, 2013, 11:59:47 PM
RED, WHITE & BLUE
2010

A REVENGE FILM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pu7mvo0rZ0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pu7mvo0rZ0)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 20, 2013, 12:02:57 AM
Managed to watch first 20 mins of Maniac remake... What a disgrace! Elijah Wood's performance is so damn pretentious, clearly he isn't a freak enough to be the next Frank Zito. He's just an ordinary Hollywood whore compared to Joe Spinell. Spinell lived and breathed smut cinema and even though he had roles in some bigger films, at least he was always in his element, especially in the original Maniac. Joe Spinell was a boozer, drug addict and some of his relatives had mental health problems. Obviously he must've been quite a freak in his ordinary life so no wonder why his performance was so fitting to Maniac. He put 110% to his performance and never returned to his own self. Soon the passing of his mother and excessive drug abuse cost him his life. He must be turning in his grave right now. Truly, truly disappointed...

OFFICIALLY TURNED OFF TO SEE THE REMAKE. The original from '80 is f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c. A tribute to Frank Zito below.

(http://www.zekefilm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/maniac80.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 20, 2013, 12:34:50 AM
Originally I read some good reviews of the MANIAC remake but the last few from people I would trust a little more have said it sucks. Death Waltz & Mondo have soundtrack LPs out this week. The couple of tracks I've listened to wasn't very interesting.

RED, WHITE, & BLUE was awful especially that ridiculous ending.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: sperm+killing on June 21, 2013, 03:27:44 AM
Shame about nu-MANIAC, if only because I think the idea of doing a slasher in LADY IN THE LAKE mode is kind of cool. Might give it a chance if it hits a local theater anyway.

Recently got the MASSAGE PARLOR MURDERS blu. I'm a sucker for the cheap 70s NYC thing, but couldn't get too into it aside from Brother Theodore's hilarious cameo. Mari from LHOTL shows up too. Vinegar Syndrome did a neat job on the release in any case, so I'm looking forward to grabbing more from them.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 21, 2013, 10:54:09 PM
RED, WHITE, & BLUE was awful especially that ridiculous ending.

I might have to eat dirt on that one BiteWerks. HE!HE! While we are in the 70s mood. I need a horror/slasher fix! Give me your top three shoot/recommendation!!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on June 22, 2013, 02:15:00 PM
From the top of my head I'd say some of the best slashers I've seen were: Cold Prey, edge of the Axe., April Fools (first one), Anthropophagous 2000 (ignore this if you hate shitty gore effects), Friday the 13th (1,2,4 parts), black christmas, don't go in the woods, eyes of a stranger, the prowler, maniac cop, the prey, silent night, deadly night. also what were those two where the killings were done in the theater on stage and another one where the killer was dressed as uncle sam. Don't remember the titles, but they were enjoyable.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on June 22, 2013, 06:49:37 PM
I've finished watching the first season of Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383164) . Damn it's one of the worst Scandinavian crime series that I've seen. All these boring themes like Russian mafia, heroin trafficking, child prostitution, prostitutes from Lithuania and overall Eastern Europe, super cool and powerful muslim policeman, love story between two lonely policemen etc. Two more to go, but it's great that you've started talking about slashers so I'll take a few days off the series to explore those.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 22, 2013, 09:30:52 PM
From the top of my head I'd say some of the best slashers I've seen were: Cold Prey, edge of the Axe., April Fools (first one), Anthropophagous 2000 (ignore this if you hate shitty gore effects), Friday the 13th (1,2,4 parts), black christmas, don't go in the woods, eyes of a stranger, the prowler, maniac cop, the prey, silent night, deadly night. also what were those two where the killings were done in the theater on stage and another one where the killer was dressed as uncle sam. Don't remember the titles, but they were enjoyable.

A lot of good ones Levas, thanx for the suggestions. Some of these I haven't seen. Eyes of a stranger looks like a fun flick among others. Saw The Prowler recently. Liked that one. Might have to revisit Maniac Cop as well. Another William Lustig hit when we are discussing his remake/original film Maniac. Talking about Maniac ... It got me thinking about a film yesterday I am sure a lot of you have seen as well... Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EEMVJ1yXFs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EEMVJ1yXFs) from ´86 which was based on the case of Henry Lee Lucas - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_DOxy3u4CA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_DOxy3u4CA) (maybe not the best docu). 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on June 22, 2013, 09:53:19 PM
ah, it seems William Lustig's Uncle Sam was the title I couldn't remember with serial killer in uncle sam's outfit, heh. Henry.. is a good movie.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 22, 2013, 09:54:43 PM
ah, it seems William Lustig's Uncle Sam was the title I couldn't remember with serial killer in uncle sam's outfit, heh. Henry.. is a good movie.

Haven't seen that one. Throwing together Lustig, serial killers and Uncle Sam is a certain hit in my book! Thanx!!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 23, 2013, 03:47:16 AM
"Cold Prey, edge of the Axe"

Never heard of either of those. CP seems mildly familiar if it's from a handful of years ago.

Add The Burning & My Bloody Valentine to the list.They're two of my faves. Plus New York Ripper. MBV Uncut may be the goriest American slasher film ever made. I was surprised so much was cut.

I have Charlie Casanova for tonight's viewing. It's suppose to be pretty good...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on June 23, 2013, 08:02:19 AM
I've been browsing through the Wikipedia's list of slasher movies so filling the gaps:

100 ghost street: The Return of Richard Speck - a la paranormal activity. the ghost of serial killer who was molested by his father returns and kills a group of teenagers and the film is made only from found footage. waste of time.

And while going through the list, I'd say these were good slasher movies too: Bloody Birthday, Eyes of a Stranger, of course Halloween, High Tension (!!!), Hell Night, The Mutilator, Schizoid, Trick or Treats, Unhinged, Wolf Creek.

Of course Texas Vibrator Massacre should be good, but didn't see that. Also the recent Shrooms was said to be one of the best slashers of the history etc., but I don't quite know why it should be one of the best.. It's decent.

Cold prey is quite new Norwergian slasher. A group of young people are going for skiing and one of them breaks the leg so they find shelter in some old hotel and the killing starts. edge of the axe was made for tv I think so it's quite different, but overall pretty good.

and yes, the burning and MBV are great. though I liked the original more and the remake of MBV was a little disappointing.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on June 23, 2013, 01:20:57 PM
Watched a couple of films before bed last night:

Brake (2012)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1990181/?ref_=sr_1

A CIA agent wakes up in the boot/trunk of a car inside a perspex box. His captors want to know the secret location of the president but he won't give up the information. Various stress-tests are thrown his way by the terrorists but his lips remain sealed, even placing his oath to his country over the safety of his wife. There are other government employees in other trunks being blown up in car bombs, which he finds out through combination of a CB radio (provided in the box) and a mobile phone he obtains. There is a clock he can see through the glass that counts down, resets, counts down, between events happening either to him or to the outside world that he can only hear.

It sounds a bit goofy perhaps, but actually it's not a bad watch. I've not mentioned the ending as knowing this would take the shine off watching it if anyone was going to. It actually doesn't get too far-fetched, which was good. The twist is an interesting one and I guess you can work out quite a bit of it as the film goes on. There is a lack of paranoia though which I think they could have played up a lot more.


Hard Candy (2005)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424136/?ref_=sr_1

I'm sure everyone must know this film by now? Last night was my first viewing and to be honest, I didn't think it was up to much. For starters, trying to see Patrick Wilson as a paedophile and not Nite Owl (ha (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409459/?ref_=sr_1)) was a challenge. Secondly, I find Ellen Page to be increasingly more irritating. It felt quite over the top at times, I think most of my issues can be pinned down to the fact the girl character portrays a 14 year old bent on ridding the world of a nonce and what she does along the way. It seemed like they had to justify her character and the wise-beyond-her-years approach by making her "super smart" and "advanced for her age"... bit of a cop out for me.

Maybe my impression of 14 year old capabilities is distorted but I sure as hell don't believe any of my school peers at that age would've been capable of doing what she does with such scorn; I guess ultimately it just didn't feel very believable and subsequently didn't feel nearly as immersive and engaging as it could have been.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 23, 2013, 07:12:20 PM
"Cold Prey, edge of the Axe"

Never heard of either of those. CP seems mildly familiar if it's from a handful of years ago.

Add The Burning & My Bloody Valentine to the list.They're two of my faves. Plus New York Ripper. MBV Uncut may be the goriest American slasher film ever made. I was surprised so much was cut.

I have Charlie Casanova for tonight's viewing. It's suppose to be pretty good...

Thanx BiteWerks and Levas. Good lists. Recently saw The Burning again. Fine slasher. Recommend it. My Bloody Valentine have skipped me, or maybe I saw it years ago and have forgotten all about it. Will check it out nevertheless. Trailer showed potential. Love the gasmask attire. New York Ripper is a classic gem. Fulcio at his best. Might have to revist that one as well. Will try to get ahold of an uncut edition. High Tension (if I am thinking about the same movie, French from early 2000) is a fun rump. Other than that I can't say I remember either of the films mentioned, except for Wolf Creek which I haven't seen cause I had an idea it wasn't anything to bother with, but maybe I am wrong. Klaus Kinski in Schizoid should be good.

Here you have a few in return: The Slumber Party Massacre, Slaughter High, Happy Birthday to Me and Intruder.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 24, 2013, 12:21:30 AM
Charlie Casanova is ok. Better to not have read any of the love/hate hype about it. I wasn't in the mood for so much talk so may have liked it a little more if I hadn't been in the mood for more mayhem. I followed it up with the My Bloody Valentine. Also watched Night of the Creeps.

High Tension is a fave. Love the gore especially the decapitation with chest-of-drawers or whatever it was. The theatrical version had partially dubbed scenes mixed with Engl. subs, it was a mess! I remember seeing it in a matinee & I was the only person in the theater.

I've seen Slaughter High & Slumber Party Massacre but remember nothing about them. Happy Birthday to Me is just ok from what little I remember.

Strange Behavior is a good one. Synapse released it on dvd 4 or 5 years ago. Been thinking of digging it out for a viewing soon.

Copper on BBC America has started back. It's pretty good albeit a little too talky sometimes. The opening credits remind me of Deadwood for some reason.
 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 26, 2013, 12:32:06 AM
Charlie Casanova is ok. Better to not have read any of the love/hate hype about it. I wasn't in the mood for so much talk so may have liked it a little more if I hadn't been in the mood for more mayhem. I followed it up with the My Bloody Valentine. Also watched Night of the Creeps.

High Tension is a fave. Love the gore especially the decapitation with chest-of-drawers or whatever it was. The theatrical version had partially dubbed scenes mixed with Engl. subs, it was a mess! I remember seeing it in a matinee & I was the only person in the theater.

I've seen Slaughter High & Slumber Party Massacre but remember nothing about them. Happy Birthday to Me is just ok from what little I remember.

Strange Behavior is a good one. Synapse released it on dvd 4 or 5 years ago. Been thinking of digging it out for a viewing soon.

Copper on BBC America has started back. It's pretty good albeit a little too talky sometimes. The opening credits remind me of Deadwood for some reason.
 


NIGHT OF THE CREEPS!!! Haven't seen that in ages. Another straight to VHS rental back in the day. He!He! Can't say I remember Strange Behavior. Trailer looks interesting, will def check it out. Concept seems enticing. Alone in a theatre?! What? I never had that pleasure, though I always wanted to have a good film for myself on the big screen. Too bad the film didn't deliver.  

Pieces (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A97EOtxF2gA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A97EOtxF2gA)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on June 29, 2013, 03:04:09 AM
Never get enough:

The Night Porter (1974)
Director: Liliana Cavani.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/criterion-production/release_images/1598/59_Nightporter.jpg?1328128334)

Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUzRoSwPLRA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUzRoSwPLRA)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 06, 2013, 01:59:30 PM
Gaspar Noé

SebastiAn: Love in Motion (2012).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8BOBEZL9sk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8BOBEZL9sk)

AIDS (2009)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x5kjJJi4LY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x5kjJJi4LY)

Eva (All three shorts, 2005)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-py9syPidfs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-py9syPidfs)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on July 06, 2013, 03:02:51 PM
Saw Blood Diamond for the first time, enjoyed it very much. Leo DiCaprio is good as selfish S.African looking after "number one"; good characters and casting, good story, could be more brutal but the agenda is presented well enough without over the top violence.

Also caught up on Black Swan.... quite liked it actually,  can see why it got high praise within the pseudo-art circles as it is almost convincing in its attempt to appear artier than it is!

Started watching The Hurt Locker. Resisted for ages, saw it was on TV so thought I'd try it. Turned it off. Just as I had expected, it was just too US-centric. No offence to US folks, but this kind of film - particularly when it has a military angle - is very rarely for me.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 06, 2013, 09:08:38 PM
I saw The Hurt Locker in the theater & it was good but found it not as interesting during more recent viewings esp on tv with edits. The movie is specifically about U.S. soldiers who defuse bombs  hence the  'U.S.-centric/military angle'...

Just watched the silly over-the-top gore film, Beyond The Limits. Last Saturday night, I finally got around to watching the Hammer film Twins of Evil which I thought I'd seen before but if I had, it was on tv with the gore and nudity cut out. On the 4th of July, I watched The 4th Floor with Juliette Lewis which is ok minus a silly detail during the climax.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on July 07, 2013, 12:42:05 PM
I saw The Hurt Locker in the theater & it was good but found it not as interesting during more recent viewings esp on tv with edits. The movie is specifically about U.S. soldiers who defuse bombs  hence the  'U.S.-centric/military angle'...

I know, I was stating the obvious somewhat wasn't I? Ha. To clarify, my "complaint" was that a couple of people had done well to convince me that it went deeper than that which I personally didn't pick up.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on July 07, 2013, 03:24:52 PM
I watched also pretty US centric movies lately. Iron man 1-2 and Avengers.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 07, 2013, 06:46:50 PM
Hot as hell yesterday so stayed inside after a couple hours sweating in a garage & a shed. Watched the uncut dvd of Friday the 13th. Not sure what extras there are other than a second here, a second there that no one would notice. Followed it up with The Killer Snakes which was very Asian-centric. Also watched Pieces.

Read the synopsis for The Act of Killing & it's  a real head-scratcher.  Who the hell had the idea of asking a war criminal to make a movie about his crimes?!? Needless to say, it sounds like a Must See!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on July 10, 2013, 06:14:56 AM
watched and very much enjoyed Bay of Blood and Black Sunday recently. Hoping to watch my The Burning this weekend, which I haven't seen before.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on July 12, 2013, 11:46:03 AM
Sunshine (2007)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448134/?ref_=sr_3

So many things wrong with this film, it had promise and then ripped it away with a very poor direction change that then got worse. Rubbish, not recommended.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 14, 2013, 11:55:25 PM
Sunshine (2007)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448134/?ref_=sr_3

So many things wrong with this film, it had promise and then ripped it away with a very poor direction change that then got worse. Rubbish, not recommended.

This one is utter crap. Couldn't be bothered w finishing it even. New film Trance seem to have a bit of potential.


Horrors of malformed men
Directed by Teruo Ishii, 1969.
From Toei studio. Ero guro (erotic-grotesque) sub-genre of Pinku.

Psychedelic beauty. Highly recommended.

(http://www.flixya.com/files-photo/k/i/w/kiwi_orange_socks-2448665.jpg)

(http://dcairns.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/vlcsnap-148406.png)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/trashvid/malformed_cap3.jpg)

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/09/04/arts/DVD600.jpg)

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxZ6oZWO9pQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxZ6oZWO9pQ)




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on July 15, 2013, 12:43:06 AM
Sunshine (2007)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448134/?ref_=sr_3

So many things wrong with this film, it had promise and then ripped it away with a very poor direction change that then got worse. Rubbish, not recommended.

This one is utter crap. Couldn't be bothered w finishing it even. New film Trance seem to have a bit of potential.


Hmm, just watched the trailer, looks quite good and I like Vincent Cassel so I'll keep an eye out for it.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ghoulson on July 15, 2013, 02:13:13 PM
Call Girl: One of the best swedish movies I've seen in a long time.... should be possible to download with english subtitles.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1977739/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1977739/)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOT7vDPYCT0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOT7vDPYCT0)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on July 15, 2013, 03:48:08 PM
Dark Skies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2387433) - nice horror/sci-fi movie. Aliens are choosing and abducting people. The movie focuses on one family and happenings in their house. Enjoyable.

The Tall Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1658837) - also decent movie and you reverse the "who are good and bad" in this movie a few times, but the ending though should be very clever twist most likely, gets quite ridiculous. This follows some myth that some tall guy is stealing people's children and there are loads of them missing.

The Call (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1911644) - about a 911 call operator and the work of theirs. pretty good and intense movie - abducted girl calls 911 and we follow the happenings how the operator and police tries to save her. I'd say quite unusual angle, but ok.

Top of the Lake (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2103085) - I've been recommended this movie after writing here about these crime series. This is from New Zealand. I was expecting some straight crime/detective movie, but this is a little more towards drama. It quite differs from those Scandinavian movies in almost everything, but the scenery is nice and overall it was good. The main storyline follows a disappearance of a pregnant 12 year old daughter of a local drug lord. Interesting characters and overall good development.

Chocolate (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183252) - Thai martial arts movie about an autistic girl who tries to collect money from those bad guys who are in debt for her mother :) Well, enjoyable. Nice movies of the young main actress. But if you're not into martial arts movies, there is nothing else to see here.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 15, 2013, 04:46:08 PM
Call Girl: One of the best swedish movies I've seen in a long time.... should be possible to download with english subtitles.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1977739/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1977739/)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOT7vDPYCT0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOT7vDPYCT0)

Been waiting for that one for a while. Think it have high potential, trailer looks good, and for once Norwegian actors are doing a good job as well.

Rewatch soon:

GOYOKIN (1969)
Director: Hideo Gosha

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNmryODkwsc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNmryODkwsc)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: HongKongGoolagong on July 16, 2013, 02:27:18 AM
I saw The Hurt Locker in the theater & it was good but found it not as interesting during more recent viewings esp on tv with edits. The movie is specifically about U.S. soldiers who defuse bombs  hence the  'U.S.-centric/military angle'...

I know, I was stating the obvious somewhat wasn't I? Ha. To clarify, my "complaint" was that a couple of people had done well to convince me that it went deeper than that which I personally didn't pick up.

It's a silly idea that an embedded journalist (from whose experiences came the screenplay) would get to see much reality at all of the war.

FWIW, my bandmate who was in the first Gulf War says the depressing and bleak 'Jarhead' is the only movie he's seen which was close to the reality that he remembers.

There's a decent British movie "Route Irish" by Ken Loach focussing on private security firms in Iraq. Worth a watch.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on July 18, 2013, 11:12:52 AM
Seen a few purely entertaining mainstream movies like Redemption (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1893256) where J. Statham is once again on revenge spree though not that much fighting, Dead Man Down (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2101341) and Trance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1924429). All of them are ok to see, but nothing more. I liked Deathwatch (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286306) - nice horror/war movie with hints of supernatural. Very nice mood in the movie - rain and mud. Also Someone Down There Likes Me (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398396/). A budget of ~6000 euros, for the bigger part of the actors this was the only movie they took part ever, but it is good. A man becomes disabled after the serious beating and spends his time in the wheelchair while his wife starts drinking and fucking with random dudes. One night their home are assaulted, wife and daughter raped and murder and so the guy is visited by satan and goes on revenge spree. Not that much gore, etc., but worth watching.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: harorld on July 18, 2013, 07:21:41 PM
Recently saw (and loved)

Onibaba (鬼婆) (1964) (Japan)

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDZM9KNuAUHTyaeomYzVyTbDLGHTjNa8Qhd6gaCgMsuXB4ZH1rDA)

Babette's Feast

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lozgx9UUaC1qk5t81o1_400.jpg)

Rolling Thunder

(http://cf.drafthouse.com/_uploads/galleries/22880/rolling-thunder-poster.jpg)

Polanski's "Ghost Writer"

(http://emcastellan.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/the-ghost-writer-polanski.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 18, 2013, 09:32:42 PM
Watched DJANGO UNCHAINED the other night. It's awful. Too bad QT didn't really blow himself up in the end.

Has anyone seen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_(Danish/Swedish_TV_series) ?

US version has started & it's off to an ok start. I just noticed last night that it's based on the above.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on July 18, 2013, 10:51:11 PM
Yeah, I think I mentioned Bridge with all the other crime series. It is truly good. I don't know about the US version and I'm thinking whether it's worth watching or not. Somehow I feel that Scandinavian version is better..


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 18, 2013, 11:32:05 PM
I'm pretty sure you mentioned it & I looked it up at the time. I'm sure the orig. is better. Here's info on the U.S. series:

http://www.fxnetworks.com/thebridge

I don't like the lead actress. She's portrayed as all-business & impersonal but doesn't pull it off very well.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on July 18, 2013, 11:38:56 PM
Onibaba (鬼婆) (1964)
Babette's Feast
Rolling Thunder

Onibaba is a masterpiece. Did you ever see Kaidan - another gem by Masaki Kobayashi - the guy who directed Seppuku aka Harakiri? Have Babette's Feast and
Rolling Thunder on my list. Looking forward to see those, especially RT w a script by Paul Schrader.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on July 18, 2013, 11:53:57 PM
http://www.fxnetworks.com/thebridge

ah. limited to US users. here is the first episode of Broen

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrdm6u_bron-broen-the-bridge-s01e01-english-subtitles_shortfilms#.UehjPW1V4R4 (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrdm6u_bron-broen-the-bridge-s01e01-english-subtitles_shortfilms#.UehjPW1V4R4)

One of the reasons that I liked these were those two main characters. Kim Bodnia from Pusher, Bleeder etc. as a Swede detective I think and Sofia Helin with a nice scar on her face, playing introvert and weird Danish detective.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 19, 2013, 12:31:30 AM
Thanks for the link! I'll be watching them all soon. Seems like I tried to find episodes online for something you mentioned but failed or gave up quickly.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on July 19, 2013, 12:59:27 AM
I see you've mentioned wire in the blood too. So if you haven't found it yet, the first episode is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIk6fmnfvWI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIk6fmnfvWI) and then the rest of these. I don't know why it shows that there are only 14mins, but it streams to the end of the episode.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on August 01, 2013, 01:00:20 AM
Recently saw (and loved)

Onibaba (鬼婆) (1964) (Japan)

Excellent movie. Once seen, never forgotten. Really must get a dvd copy some time.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on August 01, 2013, 09:38:24 PM
Watched The Hunter (2011; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703148/?ref_=rvi_tt) - pretty good, you have to read between the lines a little but will probably watch it again some time as I get the impression more may be revealed on a second watch.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on August 02, 2013, 12:01:53 AM
Just finished Dredd, thoroughly enjoyed it. Reminds me of Watchmen a little, with the tone and colours and violence.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 15, 2013, 09:08:17 PM
http://codereddvd.bigcartel.com/product/evilspeak-brand-new-hidef-transfer-special-edition

EVILSPEAK is one of my all-time favorite horror films & Code Red has released a brand new version, fully uncut! Just ordered my copy. I have the previous dvd release too.. really hate double-dipping but could not resist this movie.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on August 18, 2013, 12:59:43 AM
http://codereddvd.bigcartel.com/product/evilspeak-brand-new-hidef-transfer-special-edition

EVILSPEAK is one of my all-time favorite horror films & Code Red has released a brand new version, fully uncut! Just ordered my copy. I have the previous dvd release too.. really hate double-dipping but could not resist this movie.

This looks great. Thanx for the recommendation. Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN8fNNYMVrU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN8fNNYMVrU)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 19, 2013, 02:20:59 AM
EVILSPEAK should be shown to  kids who are being bullied. It shows them exactly how to deal with their situation: summon Satan & exact REVENGE!

Code Red will be releasing NIGHTMARE on Blu-ray later this year to counter a European bootleg. JUST BEFORE DAWN is also in the works along with some awesome martial arts films like RAW FORCE (martial arts vs. zombies!) & FORCE: FIVE.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on August 19, 2013, 06:02:29 PM
Haven't watched many movies lately.. simply been shortage of time..

Watched Cloud Atlas that have been celebrated quite a lot. Yep, well, it's well done. But at the same time very often I'm like "aarrgghh!!". I mean, oh yes, one of matrix brothers is now.. sister. And yes world is so full of oppression of individuals rights and all that, but oh please. Never read the book, but often movie felt like this modern type of exploitation movie. Exploitation of the bad consciousness of modern liberals. But there is no denying that the way story is told is fresh, visually impressive, unusual ability to mix movie genres and respectable way of self financing most expensive independent movie.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on August 20, 2013, 04:39:41 PM
the hobbit ...  very childish, original story quite betrayed, but wtf, my dwarf fetish was satisfied... damn I am a nerd and wants more...

oxford murders, by alex de la iglesias.. not his best flick, but still very very good.. I much prefer spanish set up , but it definitely works for me

after several suggestions I have completed THE KILLING (DK) and BROEN and completely loved them.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 20, 2013, 06:58:23 PM
I watched the first episode of BROEN & it didn't really grab me. Possibly because I already knew the basics as the U.S. version was nearly the same but takes place in much more interesting areas: Mexico (sleazy, crime-ridden) & Texas barren desert. What I didn't get about BROEN was the significance of the bridge between Denmark & Sweden-does the film take place before the creation of the E.U. so there were customs/border enforcement at the time?

Another U.S. crime show that just started is LOW WINTER SUN that I suspect is based on either a UK or European series. I haven't looked it up yet. So far, it's only so-so. BREAKING BAD's final season is a good thing because I have a sort of mild-like/hate relationship with it. So much of it is so goddamn illogical it drives me nuts.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on August 21, 2013, 03:11:11 AM
the hobbit ...  very childish, original story quite betrayed, but wtf, my dwarf fetish was satisfied...

I haven't seen it yet but I understand it depicts something of the war between the dwarves and the orcs, something I've always thought would, in itself, make an excellent movie in the right hands. Was there a lot of that, or was it just some kind of opening montage thing?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on August 21, 2013, 07:26:40 AM
If one has not seen the first, I recommend to wait that you could at least see 1 & 2 together. Maybe even 3rd..
1st Hobbit is like...  pretty much nothing happens! As soon as things seem to start rolling, then it stop.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on August 21, 2013, 08:41:18 AM
The original series of Bron has the joys of Danish acting while suffering from typical Swedish wooden acting. Those who've watched it will have noticed Kim Bodnia, Frank from Pusher, as the Danish copper. The reporter who gets bumped off in the first series must have been based on the local charlatan Viggo Cavling. Not surprising if whoever wrote the script had it in for him. The bridge has had quite an impact on the entire region since it opened in 2000. Customs still exist and operate in the EU. It isn't a total free for all along the borders between EU countries. Overall I thought Bron was on the lame side but I enjoy watching it because it's set in the shithole I come from. Moving the setting from Malmö/Copenhagen to Texas/Mexico sounds ridiculous.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on August 21, 2013, 06:25:56 PM
" Moving the setting from Malmö/Copenhagen to Texas/Mexico sounds ridiculous"

It'd be even more ridiculous with American actors in Sweden & Denmark.

What the U.S.  producers are doing is mixing in what is actually going on down there- illegal border crossing, ultra-violent drug cartels, & possibly the work of a number of serial killers in Juarez Mexico.

The problem with the U.S. version is that they are trying to throw too much into it rather than focusing on a couple of elements.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/10/showbiz/the-bridge-fx

http://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/article/Juarez-report-discounts-serial-killer-1886540.php   (Damn!)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on August 21, 2013, 08:52:06 PM
If one has not seen the first, I recommend to wait that you could at least see 1 & 2 together. Maybe even 3rd..
1st Hobbit is like...  pretty much nothing happens! As soon as things seem to start rolling, then it stop.

This is true!

In fact we were left with we want more feeling.

There is not much war going on, at the moment mostly hide-run.

But there are several cult moments, like the stone giants fighting, the goblin caves and the meeting between Bilbo and Gollum.

Tunes got stuck in my head for days


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: P-K on August 22, 2013, 03:00:16 PM

Elysium.....loved District9 so i just HAD to see this. Bigger budget so bigger effect and i just love his rusty low-tech vision of earth (Elysium itself looks like a dull place). Police-droids, exoskeletons, gory violence, etc etc  .....good cinema.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on August 31, 2013, 02:39:01 AM
Wise blood (1979)
Director: John Huston.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J_phalP-nhQ/ULP6KdJ6AwI/AAAAAAAAAF4/8bb24Jt5jek/s320/WiseBloodDVD_.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtvjLdwEBMM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtvjLdwEBMM)


Finally got around to see Carlos. TV version recently released on Criterion (which is the best). Highly recommended. Brilliantly acting, cinematography, writing and directing.

(http://i2.blogs.indiewire.com/images/blogs/theplaylist/archives/5040414520_14c19cbd7c_o.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3QkM7uyF10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3QkM7uyF10)




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on September 26, 2013, 03:22:13 AM
Paisan


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Dr Alex on September 26, 2013, 02:39:03 PM
Some movies that I watched this month:

Lilya 4-Ever
I feel like a shit after watching this. Depressive as nothing! Really great movie.


The Machinist
Amazing paranoid thriller! Everybody should check this!


Mysterious Skin
Great and (somehow) disturbing movie. Mysterious Skin have some scenes that I never saw in some movie. Brilliant!


The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Crap movie! I'm disappointed. Bad acting, bad camera, but still great idea.


Paranoid Activity 2
I turn off my pc before end. Boring as hell!!!


This Is England
No so bad. I guess I was so tired when I watched this. I must watch it again.


The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
Possibly the most disturbing film ever made! A must see!!! A masterpiece!!


Brainscan
Back to the childhood. Funny movie! I really liked this when I was young.


The Raven
It's nice movie. I enjoyed in this one.


Chronicle
I waste hour and half of my life! Terrible!!!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: redswordwhiteplough on September 26, 2013, 10:37:56 PM
Samsara by Ron Fricke. Breathtaking natural wonders, man-made monuments and sacred grounds, disgusting industrial food factories, dancing prisoners, prostitutes and japanese sex dolls. I was transfixed. Highly recommended!

(http://i.imgur.com/9NBb3.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 27, 2013, 08:34:01 PM
Catching up on 'Breaking Bad'. AMC is running a marathon up to the final episode Sunday night. It occurred to me that if the U.S. had a universal healthcare system, there would have been no 'Breaking Bad'. Not sure about anyone else but I prefer hours of entertainment over the health of people I'll never meet...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: totalblack on October 02, 2013, 04:41:51 PM
Catching up on 'Breaking Bad'. AMC is running a marathon up to the final episode Sunday night. It occurred to me that if the U.S. had a universal healthcare system, there would have been no 'Breaking Bad'. Not sure about anyone else but I prefer hours of entertainment over the health of people I'll never meet...

A+


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: superskum2013 on October 07, 2013, 09:39:58 PM
Anyone seen this one?

Melancholie der Engel. German horror anno 2009.

(http://couchcutter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/301704_f.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfvgRwa0J8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfvgRwa0J8)

Good film! Has some very depraved scenes (scat, vomiting etc) and beautiful cinematography. However it is quite absurd at times, and the DVD doesn't come with english subtitles, so the 2,5 hours could be a strain, if you don't understand german! Surely not everyone's cup of tea, but quite sick, authentic and artsy without being faggish. The film includes a ridiculous amount of animal snuff btw, so stay clear, if you don't like that.

watched it yesterday with my gal ............. the cinematography is ok , the OST very nice (has some stuff by David Hess too !) ........Luckily i do understand German but on the other hand ,there's really not that much of dialogue going on (except for some pseudo-intellectual BS) ....I myself , found it kinda "faggish" at times , perhaps caused by the fact that the bald lead-actor played a homosexual in Cannibal ??? and some other reasons too but i don't want to post too many "spoilers" for those who are about to watch this sooner or later...but the amount of snatch is as big (or bigger) as the amount of cock one gets exposed too , so should be bearable to all of yall out there i guess............... agree with this :
Quote
The film includes a ridiculous amount of animal snuff btw, so stay clear, if you don't like that.
   ... i myself was kinda offended by some "crushing" of amphibians here and there as well as the snail towards the end (when the cunt takes the scissors) , yeahyeah , i know ; i'm a dork !   ...the storyline is kinda ridicilous imo. (fe.: why don't the cunts leave when they can ? there's enough chances here and there!) but most of the acting (which is kinda good , except for the bald dude and the porn-chick imo) makes up for that ... somewhat fascinating but I'll still try and get rid of my uncut austrian (shock) DVD anyways, as i'm pretty sure it's not something i'll watch again , really , was kind of offended yesterday, by myself , that i payed 30 EUR. for it ! dammit !


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on October 09, 2013, 05:27:53 PM
RESOLUTION (Horror, 2012)

Directed by: Justin Benson.

(http://cdn.fearnet.com/sites/default/files/images/News/resolution-2012-poster.jpeg)

Paranoia and myth in the american backyard.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-5uBCIA94c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-5uBCIA94c)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: vomitgore on October 11, 2013, 01:10:38 AM
Anyone seen this one?

Melancholie der Engel. German horror anno 2009.

(http://couchcutter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/301704_f.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfvgRwa0J8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfvgRwa0J8)

Good film! Has some very depraved scenes (scat, vomiting etc) and beautiful cinematography. However it is quite absurd at times, and the DVD doesn't come with english subtitles, so the 2,5 hours could be a strain, if you don't understand german! Surely not everyone's cup of tea, but quite sick, authentic and artsy without being faggish. The film includes a ridiculous amount of animal snuff btw, so stay clear, if you don't like that.

watched it yesterday with my gal ............. the cinematography is ok , the OST very nice (has some stuff by David Hess too !) ........Luckily i do understand German but on the other hand ,there's really not that much of dialogue going on (except for some pseudo-intellectual BS) ....I myself , found it kinda "faggish" at times , perhaps caused by the fact that the bald lead-actor played a homosexual in Cannibal ??? and some other reasons too but i don't want to post too many "spoilers" for those who are about to watch this sooner or later...but the amount of snatch is as big (or bigger) as the amount of cock one gets exposed too , so should be bearable to all of yall out there i guess............... agree with this :
Quote
The film includes a ridiculous amount of animal snuff btw, so stay clear, if you don't like that.
   ... i myself was kinda offended by some "crushing" of amphibians here and there as well as the snail towards the end (when the cunt takes the scissors) , yeahyeah , i know ; i'm a dork !   ...the storyline is kinda ridicilous imo. (fe.: why don't the cunts leave when they can ? there's enough chances here and there!) but most of the acting (which is kinda good , except for the bald dude and the porn-chick imo) makes up for that ... somewhat fascinating but I'll still try and get rid of my uncut austrian (shock) DVD anyways, as i'm pretty sure it's not something i'll watch again , really , was kind of offended yesterday, by myself , that i payed 30 EUR. for it ! dammit !

This may be super hard to believe, but all of the animal killings are supposed to be fake. I have just recently been told that by a person very near to the director...

Fans of Dora and "Melancholie der Engel" should definetely check out "Debris Documentar", which is supposed to portray the making of Melancholie in a stylized way. Easily the most fetishistic and best film directed by him, at least in my eyes.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on October 15, 2013, 11:41:22 PM
Mr. Online Prowler so is that Resolution good?

I've recently tried to watch the top 10 horror movies of 2011 according to local horror movies web.

Their top was:
10. The Human Centipede 2 = yeah, it's masterpiece. It's much better than the first one. Looking forward to the 3rd part.

9. Chillerama = watched some time ago. Don't remember. Not that bad, but nothing too special.

8. I saw the devil = good revenge movie. The guy from some security agency goes too look for his wife's killer and slowly becomes even more brutal than the killer himself. Well done. There is some nonsense here and there, but..

7. Apollo 18 = I've read various things about this so finally decided to give it a try. And it's good. The length is optimal and though I rarely enjoy that found footage stuff, this one was good. The reason why no one goes to Moon anymore is some alien life that is living there and you can see all that in this movie assembled from super duper secret tapes. The feeling of claustrophobia and loneliness is what makes this movie good.

6. The Rite = meh

5. Tucker and Dale vs Evil = stupid and funny movie. I guess I couldn't call it parody, it's just horror comedy and one of the nicer done as of lately.

4. Atrocious (I still have to see that. One more found footage stuff)

3. Cold Fish (Also on the list to be seen tomorrow or so)

2. The Woman = damn this is weird. I haven't noticed any feminist message until I've read that in some comments on imdb. it's weird in every way - acting, plot, script etc. The guy catches a woman in the woods from some tribe and brings her back home, locks in the cellar and so on. But this is not some sort of torture movie. Worth watching for its weirdness

1. Insidious = yeah, I've read that a few people almost shit their pants while watching this. I didn't (I have far more courage than them), but damn that James Wan guy is a genius! It's a pity I missed a chance to see The Conjuring in the cinemas here, but anyways. Insidious about a child who get into coma and parents need to save him from evil spirits of "The Further" - a mythical place, afterlife, hell or whatever. From the very first seconds you are grabbed by your balls and not released until the very last second. Very good. Worth the 1st place for sure. I've just seen that he is filming fast and furious 7 so it's a pity.. Unless that movie will also be about some ghost cars, playing games etc.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on October 16, 2013, 01:20:11 AM
Levas:

I enjoyed it a lot. Its not a big production, but it have some good conceptual ideas as well as the director manage to manifest an interesting atmosphere w film archetypes that haven't been mixed a lot before. Worht 90 minutes of your time.  

Can co-sign on Levas recommendations: Tucker and Dale vs Evil, I saw the devil and Cold Fish. The last one is the best in my eyes. New film by Sion out now, trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtlNKXwz_l8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtlNKXwz_l8). Can heartedly also namedrop his flick 'GUILTY OF ROMANCE', trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp1eoRLFUq0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp1eoRLFUq0)



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 22, 2013, 04:08:47 PM
Watched Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation" for the first time on Sunday. It's one of those movies I meant to watch for years, and now I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner. The story is interesting, the acting is muted but strong, and the score and sound design are awesome. I really enjoyed the second half of the movie as parts of the "conversation" are mixed in with the score and the sound of tape machines and electronic gurgling. It was also very cool to see all the old surveillance gear used. The whole question of ethics and surveillance and all that is obviously just as relevant if not more relevant than when the movie was made too. For a movie that's almost 40 years old, it's aged really well.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: P-K on October 23, 2013, 02:06:15 AM
The Conversation is imho pretty essential for it's sound-design....the fading in & out of sound/speech in the opening scene is amazing.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on October 23, 2013, 11:41:13 AM
The Horseman (2011)

Enjoyable enough, not the best Aussie film I've seen but strikes the right chords for bleakness, grit and violence. Akin to an Aussie Kill List perhaps, complete with over the top ending ha.

Can anyone recommend some "hyper-realism" movies please?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cr on October 27, 2013, 07:03:10 PM
What I watched in the last couple weeks (all great for my taste, enjoyed them a lot):
- Hole in my heart (Lukas Moodysson)
- Singapore Sling (Nikos Nikolaidis)
- Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah)
- Eraserhead (David Lynch)
- Midori (Shōjo Tsubaki)
- Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo)
- Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: HongKongGoolagong on October 28, 2013, 12:19:05 AM
- Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah)

My favourite film ever and one which I must have watched over fifty times, finding more and more nuance and hidden layers. It works as a thriller but there is so much more to it: an extended metaphor for creating art (Benny/Warren Oates as Peckinpah, the gangsters as film producers, El Jefe as studio boss), a howl of existential crisis in the shocking final scenes, some religious and alchemical overtones. And so much funny and hysterical stuff where he talks to the head. Perfect acting and cinematography too. Early 1970s Hollywood was a very special time for film which can never happen again. 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on October 30, 2013, 12:27:55 AM
New series on BBC tonight, "The Escape Artist". British crime drama (thriller, perhaps) about a barrister who gets hardcore criminals off the hook. Stars David Tennant who I'm not a massive fan of (probably because I loathe Dr Who and am not a hormonal teenage girl or Richard Branson) and Tony Kebbull (Anthony from "Dead Man's Shoes" in what is naturally a very different role). Good so far, looks like it's a 3 parter so keen to see where it goes over the remaining 2 hours. Kebbull is excellent.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on November 04, 2013, 08:33:54 PM
http://codereddvd.bigcartel.com/product/evilspeak-brand-new-hidef-transfer-special-edition

EVILSPEAK is one of my all-time favorite horror films & Code Red has released a brand new version, fully uncut! Just ordered my copy. I have the previous dvd release too.. really hate double-dipping but could not resist this movie.

Just saw this yesterday. What great fun and ending!!! Clint Howard did a excellent job. A bit manneristic yes, but so is the whole movie w 2000s eyes. Horror comedy indeed. Enjoyed also the fact that the Major was portrayed by the main actor from the classic horror cinema DERANGED ('74 I think), and that the coach was played by the actor who was the cop in BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR.

Deranged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUN0fhPuwYo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUN0fhPuwYo)
BOR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC1-CvHpY7E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC1-CvHpY7E)

Thanx for the post!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on November 07, 2013, 04:15:27 AM

- Singapore Sling (Nikos Nikolaidis)


This is a classic! Morbid mystery noir.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on November 11, 2013, 01:44:39 AM
Zero Dark Thirty

Didn't have any desire to watch it, went to see the in-laws this evening and they put it on having enjoyed it a couple of nights ago. I was surprised to find it was actually quite good, watchable. Story was interesting, it felt more like a work of fiction but that's fine as I wasn't expecting it to be a documentary. "Truth" and propaganda aside, I'm pleased I've now seen it.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on November 13, 2013, 01:11:46 AM
Gravity

Actually went to the cinema for this with the wife. Wish we'd not bothered. Total shit. No plot, poor script, poor characterisation, even the much-celebrated "visual-feast" wasn't up to much. Made me appreciate Moon even more.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on November 15, 2013, 05:42:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Q23TwEG.jpg)

I'm not so good on reviewing directly in english but I want to suggest this movie. It's a about a nun who suffer solitude. In a power-electronics way of seen we have here a lot of strong and filth elements.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Si Clark on November 15, 2013, 05:59:23 PM
Gravity

Actually went to the cinema for this with the wife. Wish we'd not bothered. Total shit. No plot, poor script, poor characterisation, even the much-celebrated "visual-feast" wasn't up to much. Made me appreciate Moon even more.
I have heard this from a lot of my friends. I'm going to try and see it at the imax to see if that makes it any better but I have a feeling I will come away from it with the same feelings as yourself. Moon is superb!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on November 15, 2013, 06:39:16 PM
The Counselor

Despite all the negative reviews I went to see this. I actually enjoyed it a lot. It reminded me a bit of Traffic and No Country for Old Men.

I understand a lot of people bitch about how much the characters wax philosophical. I for one would rather hear dialogue that's a little too high minded than listen to the drivel present in most movies. The plot detail are also sparse, and the film leaves you to fill in the blanks, but again, I'd say this is a plus not a minus. I'd like to think Cormac McCarthy and Ridley Scott think the viewer is intelligent enough to put the pieces together without being led by the hand.

But a lot of people will probably think it's boring/pointless/confusing, but for me, I'd rather watch a flawed crime film written by Cormac McCarthy than any other Hollywood dross any day of the week.

however, Cameron Diaz is pretty hard to believe in her role


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on November 16, 2013, 09:58:11 AM
Today was a good day. Three truly good movies while travelling.

Moon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345) - there were so many people saying that this is wow the best scifi ever etc., that I was watching it with quite negative stance. But this is good. Without pew pew pew, lasers and explosions, a movie that left a melancholic trail inside

Ip man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220719/) - Why the hell have I never heard about this movie? After watching bunches of shaw brothers movies, this is such a great movie about martial arts! Semibiographical story about wing chun master Ip man. It is very good even if you don't enjoy martial art movies that much I guess.

Dog Pound (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1422020) - three teenagers goes to youth correctional facility and their "adventures" in there. Great performances and overall great mood - bullying, fights, "gangs", revenge, death etc.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on November 16, 2013, 01:28:20 PM
Today was a good day. Three truly good movies while travelling.

Moon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345) - there were so many people saying that this is wow the best scifi ever etc., that I was watching it with quite negative stance. But this is good. Without pew pew pew, lasers and explosions, a movie that left a melancholic trail inside

Certainly not the best ever, but definitely a very very good/great sci-fi movie.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on November 16, 2013, 07:59:12 PM

I'm not so good on reviewing directly in english but I want to suggest this movie. It's a about a nun who suffer solitude. In a power-electronics way of seen we have here a lot of strong and filth elements.

Thanx for the share NBM. Looks like an interesting watch code blue.

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New Wes Andersson short film "CASTELLO CAVALCANTI" (2013) here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_3286334279&feature=iv&src_vid=yWnKRJ4c8xY&v=b87B7zyucgI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_3286334279&feature=iv&src_vid=yWnKRJ4c8xY&v=b87B7zyucgI)

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A short confession:

I am a samurai movie buff. Do any of you have recommendations for films beyond Kurosawa, Kobayashi or for instance Mizoguchi?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cr on November 29, 2013, 11:09:05 PM
The last few films I watched, which are worth mentioning:
* The Cremator (Juraj Herz)
* Tetsuo-The Iron Man (Shin’ya Tsukamoto)
* Arrebato (Ivan Zulueta)
* The Beyond (Lucio Fulci)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: vomitgore on November 30, 2013, 10:28:44 PM

* The Cremator (Juraj Herz)


One of my alltime favourite films! If Kafka had ever made a film, it would have been the Cremator!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: totalblack on December 01, 2013, 03:31:55 AM
Just watched Angst by Gerald Kargl last week, which I am sure most people here have seen. Anyhow, it's great.


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Post by: HongKongGoolagong on December 01, 2013, 03:56:47 AM
The Canyons kept me at least entertained throughout. Bret Easton Ellis seems to see this as the start of his new job as full-time screenwriter, but it's really nothing special - flashy and trashy Hollywood silliness, like a lite version of Mulholland Drive. Reminded me also of the ridiculous Abel Ferrara film Dangerous Game. You get to see James Deen going queer and Lyndsey Lohan's tits a lot.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on December 08, 2013, 02:59:14 AM
Prisoners

I don't like Jake Gyllenhall, but this is probably the best I've seen him? Two and a half hours, slow but not heel-dragging, tense and very enjoyable. Bleak and although the end comes as no big surprise, it barely gives an inch of anything positive to clutch at for the most part. There's a bathroom torture scene which smacked of Snow Town, although more psychologically brutal than viscerally brutal. It raises the usual questions of morality and how far one would go to find/save a loved one but avoids taking a high ground. I guess it feels more poignant at the moment with the recent cases of abductions and child-interfering that have made headlines.


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Post by: kettu on December 11, 2013, 04:49:13 PM
did a double decker last night.
the horde:recent russian movie about the last breaths of ghengis khans offrspring and a russian orthodox priest. great shit, I could see someone thinking its boring but if you like historical movies its a gooden.

the iceman: about the contract killer richard kuklinski. I read the book a few years ago and it was so good and filled with detailed descriptions of his violence that it would be hard to put all of it into a movie but it was good enough. michael shannon from the great boardwalk empire series seemed like a believable psychopath.

I have a dvd of maniac that will be watched next. never seen it before but lots of people talk highly of it.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 11, 2013, 11:30:26 PM
I watched " In the Name of the Rose" the other day. Runs a little slow in parts but has its moments. How can you not like a monk who hates laughing?


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Post by: Human Larvae on December 20, 2013, 08:19:04 PM
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAzMTA1NDU1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDUzODcxMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR6,0,214,317_.jpg)

Altered States

came across this movie through a youtube video of Converge's Wretched World. Can really recommend this!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on December 21, 2013, 12:47:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0QQqueq.jpg)

very dark and intense. Almost no dialogues, deep violence and dulled images. Very recomended also Sombre of Grandrieux.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on December 21, 2013, 02:26:31 PM
Olympus Has Fallen

Like a scene lifted straight from Call Of Duty played out over a couple of hours, just another dumb modern action flick. Not the worst film ever seen, but totally forgettable.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: V-A on December 21, 2013, 08:01:28 PM
Poslední lup - The Last Theft (Jirí Barta, 1987)

Kin-Dza.Dza (1986), geat soviet sci-fi/comedy movie, and seems like there also remake of it (have to check it out also).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091341/?ref_=tt_trv_cnn


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 24, 2013, 01:45:37 AM
I watched most of MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE the other night. Need to finish it; pretty fucking terrible but the violence is great but not so great that buying it from Grindhouse if they ever get it released would be necessary.

Also, watched JAWS a couple of days ago & X-FILES: THE MOVIE.


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Post by: online prowler on December 24, 2013, 11:43:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0QQqueq.jpg)

very dark and intense. Almost no dialogues, deep violence and dulled images. Very recomended also Sombre of Grandrieux.

Grandrieux is a personal fav of contemporary directors. Slightly more lyrical than Noé, but far more psychological darker. Violent visual poems. Can strongly recommend this film dealing on human trafficking and prostitution. Sombre and Un lac (A lake) is worth picking up as well.

A friend reminded me to check out Black Christmas again now during the holidays. Looking forward to revisit that slaughter.


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on December 25, 2013, 11:24:51 AM
Need to bring a copy of Un lac, still missing in my collection. Thumbs up for Black Christmas, not just a slasher but also a very morbid and sick horror movie.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 26, 2013, 11:17:39 PM
Christmas Eve:

TOAD ROAD- complete crap. nearly wore the forward button out getting through it.
ONLY GOD FORGIVES- if you liked this, you need to find your local neighborhood Muay Thai fighter to knee you in the head. terrible dialogue, silly plot,annoying prom king hipster actor, & pretty red lighting.
MANIAC-  the ankle cutting was the best scene.

Christmas Night:

BLACK CHRISTMAS
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT- no comments are needed for either of these films.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on December 27, 2013, 01:21:29 AM
ONLY GOD FORGIVES- if you liked this, you need to find your local neighborhood Muay Thai fighter to knee you in the head. terrible dialogue, silly plot,annoying prom king hipster actor, & pretty red lighting.

I have this in my "to watch" folder...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: emboscado on December 28, 2013, 05:00:09 PM
About "Only God...": maybe better to put it in "To see" folder rather than "to watch"... beatiful images and photography etc... but absolutely dull in every other aspect. Anodine acting, silly and too simple plot...

I liked "Drive" though but what worked there, not here.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on December 29, 2013, 01:47:16 AM
Experiment in Terror (1962)

(http://acertaincinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/optimized-lee-remick-experiment-in-terror-2.jpg)

Classic crime drama/post film noir era directed by Blake Edwards. Cynical undercurrent. Superb cinematography and score by Henry Mancini. Recently reissued on bluray.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ry5ZWlUb8s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ry5ZWlUb8s)

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The Ballad of Narayama (1958)

Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita.

A meditation on nature and life cycles in old time Japan. Be sure to get the Criterion version. Stunning studio sets and scene changes. Impressive visuals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjVMcYzn19I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjVMcYzn19I)

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Gate of hell (1953)

Remastered samurai era drama. High quality visuals and direction, but the story is quite thin and the film feels a bit static and the acting is quite dated. Still worth the time spent due to the lush hand-colored feel the movie have.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAwhQRDSzBk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAwhQRDSzBk)  


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Post by: TruckStopStranger on January 05, 2014, 08:44:16 AM
i'm really into anime and i've noticed a lot of classic ovas up for stream in their entirety, and i'd consider wicked city amongst my favorite films
here's Shoujo Tsubaki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxME8pxrKyQ very pornographic and weird, dogs getting stomped
artwork originally by suehiro maruo who did stuff for john zorn

Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GzaLBrmQYg
classic hentae  with demons and a comprehensible plot outside of the tentacle rape and whatnot

and Wicked City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0gB5-VmnKo
one of the best looking anime films in my opinion, just love all the cool colors and vagina detata and love the mind rape scene at 47:46 highly recommended


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Noiseape on January 07, 2014, 07:18:20 PM
Just added a couple of new goldie oldie movie recommendations on my blog!
http://www.nofuckinglabels.blogspot.nl/p/blog-page.html

Recent movies that i enjoyed:
BOUNTY KILLER (modern grindhouse flick, loved it!! Mary Death is fucn sexy!!)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2369396/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
DARK SKIES (fun alien home invasion flick)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2387433/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
DEAR GOD NO (crazy biker grindhouse flick)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1947998/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
GRABBERS (highly recommended fun little sci fi/monster/horror flick!!! about killer tentacles that grab you unless you are fucn drunk!! :)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1525366/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
KOMMANDER TREHOLT AND HIS NINJA TROOPS (retarded shit!! great!!!)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1528769/?ref_=nv_sr_1
KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR (MUST SEE!!!!!!!!)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645048/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

And loved the HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG as well in the cinema in 3D



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on January 08, 2014, 11:02:59 AM
Quote
HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG

In my opinion it was awful. I went to see it to the cinema too. Deviation from the book is outstanding. It would be almost as if watching "Decameron" with lasers etc.

Other than that, recently watched

The Sexy Killer (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074435/) - not very good

Ong Bak (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368909) - ok. not the "best martial arts movie", but quite good. Thumbs up for Muay Thai.

Death Sentence (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804461) - lacking logic, but entertaining

Hunger (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986233) - good

Don't remember anything more. Started watching Columbo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1466074) series. It's quite ok etc., but I don't like when you know the killer from the very first minutes of the episode.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on January 10, 2014, 01:13:44 PM
Samurai Cop (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130236/) Wow. Why I've been waiting for so long to see this. This is an absolute masterpiece! If you liked Deadly Prey, this is a must see!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTd2BZggats (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTd2BZggats)


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Post by: online prowler on January 10, 2014, 03:09:00 PM
Samurai Cop (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130236/) Wow. Why I've been waiting for so long to see this. This is an absolute masterpiece! If you liked Deadly Prey, this is a must see!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTd2BZggats (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTd2BZggats)

I LOVE SAMURAI COP!!!!!!!! Such a great karate action flick!! Check it out. Trailer is total fun.

If you are into SC Levas I recommend Miami Connection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpZu69OB2KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpZu69OB2KM)

For some strange reason I don't think I have watched Deadly Prey. Well maybe, in the VHS days, but I cannot remember. Have had it on my list, will have to check it out one of these days. 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cr on January 12, 2014, 07:21:41 PM
-Don't Deliver Us from Evil (Joël Séria)
-Dogtooth (Giorgos Lanthimos)
-Angst (Gerald Kargl)
-Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kümel)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 06, 2014, 02:00:58 PM
Hei!

Can anybody help me out w this inquiry? I am looking for this autopsy film w pathologist Juan Espada. Here used as music video by Brighter Death Now. Do somebody have a digital copy?

Enjoy the track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q50Z9dtytw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q50Z9dtytw)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on February 06, 2014, 05:46:58 PM
F I L T H
classic despite the very "cool" image a-la guy ritchie... it just rules...



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Post by: online prowler on February 07, 2014, 12:38:02 AM
F I L T H
classic despite the very "cool" image a-la guy ritchie... it just rules...

I saw this yesterday. enjoyed it as well. main actor does a good job. quality cinematography, actors and script. cannot remember the book very well, in comparison to the movie.. but i don't think its important. solid work that stands on its own feet. can see the ritchie reference, but it doesn't infest the movie. more toned dwn and clear cut maybe. 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cr on February 09, 2014, 10:02:52 PM
*Vargtimmen (Ingmar Bergman)
Very good, I think I should listen to the Vargtimmen CD now...
* Made in Britain (Alan Clarke)
No comment necessary I think
* Bad Boy Bubby (Rolf de Heer)
Intense and bleak first twenty minutes, after the killing of the parents it's often funny and absurd - and yeah: To think god out of existance - I heard that from the first track of Vomit Arsonist's An Occasion for Death! Didn't like that happy ending too much, but I think it's ok!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on February 09, 2014, 10:24:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hQ1CyUjQvg

new Alex De la Igleasias... starts as a funny over-the-top violent action movie, to turn in a crazy anti-feminist/goddesmothercult/wiccan horror.
if you like his previous stuff you know what to expect.
His masterpiece is still Balada triste... but this rules as well... Too bad for the English title: Witchin' and Bitchin'


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 12, 2014, 05:27:59 PM
You're Next (US 2011/2013)


Best slasher / home intrusion film I have seen in a long time. Comes highly recommended. For fans of the genre I would also like to point of the Spanish flick Kidnapped from a few years back. Just as good, but a tad more cynical. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNn-OKqR87Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNn-OKqR87Q)

Vargtimmen. One of Bergman's definitive best. Respect.

 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on February 12, 2014, 08:08:26 PM
I thought YOU'RE NEXT lost it at the 60 minute mark. After that, it just seemed to get ridiculous. I know there were a couple of interesting deaths but I can't remember anything about them.

I've seen a handful of films in the last month but all I can remember are JUST BEFORE DAWN (new Code Red dvd), CAT PEOPLE (I couldn't pay attention to it at all),  & WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (based on the Spanish screenplay rather than the film, which, I have not seen).


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on February 17, 2014, 07:07:47 AM
Klute - inspired by listening to too much Clock DVA. I remember hearing about this movie when i was lot younger and wanting to watch it, but pre-torrent/Netflix there was no way to. Really top notch psychological thriller. Awesome cinematography and a palpable atmosphere of paranoia. I really want one of those old reel to reel hand held recorders...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: HongKongGoolagong on February 18, 2014, 02:50:38 AM
*Vargtimmen (Ingmar Bergman)

Breathtakingly great movie and the one where I finally 'got' Bergman after wondering what I was missing. http://philipbest.blogspot.co.uk/2008/10/la-dame-aux-camelias.html

It's a mainstream film, nothing countercultural about it, but I thought American Hustle was terrific - great acting, script and direction and such a pace which never lets you stop concentrating. Hollywood at its rare very best.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Jordan on February 18, 2014, 07:11:19 AM
I'm going to see American Hustle in a few days. So many people have hyped it to me, that I'm a tad bit worried about being disappointed. I think this might be a film best gone into with no expectations, which is based on nothing other than the fact that expectations tend not to be met, in my experience.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on February 18, 2014, 03:02:19 PM
Ill day on the sofa yesterday so got put some movies on. Watched Zero Dark Thirty again, thoroughly enjoyed it again 2nd time; checked out The Fifth Estate and it's alright but nothing to shout about - despite Assange's own attempts to discredit it, it seems to have quite a rose-tinted view of him; watched The Hurt Locker, from the beginning, all the way through and have to take back what I've said about it previously - it actually is a really very good film. Don't know what was different about watching it this time, perhaps I didn't have the same "blinkers" on as I did last time but yep, great film.

Edit: On a vaguely related note, the sci-fi snooze that was Gravity cleaned up at the Baftas - ha! Maybe they showed the judging panel a different version to the mainstream release, or there was too much investment in it perhaps... predictably, 12 Years Of Blame did well too.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cr on February 23, 2014, 09:09:08 PM
Funny Games (Michael Haneke)
Haven't seen Funny Games U.S. - is this one as good as the original?

Twin Peaks - Pilot Episode (David Lynch)
Decided to rewatch Twin Peaks again, so I started with the pilot yesterday. Still great!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cr on March 02, 2014, 07:59:28 PM
Lilja 4-ever (Lukas Moodysson)
Great movie! For me, this is no happy ending at all.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ANDROPHILIA on March 02, 2014, 10:53:35 PM
don't miss

DRIVE
(http://images.moviepostershop.com/drive-movie-poster-2011-1010745539.jpg)

great modern noir really essential and nightly

and

ONLY GOD FOGIVES

(http://thesmashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/only_god_forgives_movie_poster_top_movies_2013.jpg)

most silent and nihilist than previous , set in a nightly Thailand

both of Nicolas Refn



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on March 07, 2014, 03:04:25 AM
ForeBears


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on March 07, 2014, 04:17:05 PM
Forgot about that one. Any good, or just involatory funny?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on March 07, 2014, 06:03:53 PM
not involatory funny & very good


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on March 08, 2014, 10:52:30 PM
I'm currently watching David Cronenberg's SPIDER. Or trying to. It's boring as hell.

I watched PANIC a few nights ago: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0194218/



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Post by: online prowler on March 09, 2014, 12:46:24 AM
not involatory funny & very good

Noted. Saw a trailer way back which wasn't too good. A bit amateurish cinematography, narrative and editing. Though I can understand the DIY attitude. Seemed a bit too serious and self-absorbed as well. I guess the final product can be of better quality. Found the whole film on yt. Will take a look one of these days.  


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Noiseape on March 09, 2014, 12:27:31 PM
saw these last few weeks

-MACHETE KILLS AGAIN (brainless fun, not as good as the first one, but still fun)
-RAW DEAL (hadnt seen this anymore since the 80's and now found it cheap at a local dvd shop. Not my fave Schwarzenegger movie but its o.k.)
-ARGOMAN THE FANTASTIC SUPERMAN (yeah, superior stuff!!)
-KICK ASS 2 (hilarious, maybe better then the first one)
-WHO SAW HER DIE? (nice giallo)
-MS45 (one of Ferrara's best flix i think)
-IL SIGNOR ROSSI CERCA LA FELICITA (tripping adventures of Signor Rossi)
-THE WORLD'S END (Not as good as Shaun and Hot Fuzz but still a fun one)
-THE GREEN SLIME (seen this one a zillion times and going to watch it 100 times more!!)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on March 09, 2014, 06:41:54 PM
-RAW DEAL (hadnt seen this anymore since the 80's and now found it cheap at a local dvd shop. Not my fave Schwarzenegger movie but its o.k.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI28jJ7MntM&feature=player_detailpage#t=13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI28jJ7MntM&feature=player_detailpage#t=13)

best part


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on March 09, 2014, 09:26:12 PM
saw these last few weeks
-MS45 (one of Ferrara's best flix i think)

Been waiting for this reissue for some time. Looking forward to catch it.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on March 11, 2014, 09:05:02 PM
saw these last few weeks
-MS45 (one of Ferrara's best flix i think)

Been waiting for this reissue for some time. Looking forward to catch it.

Same here. I have only seen the film once, on rental vhs.


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Post by: tiny_tove on March 12, 2014, 09:51:51 AM

-IL SIGNOR ROSSI CERCA LA FELICITA (tripping adventures of Signor Rossi)


classic


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Post by: Noiseape on March 13, 2014, 08:56:46 PM
Saw 300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE in the cinema yesterday, EXCELLENT!!


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Post by: nihbraxalizt on March 15, 2014, 07:15:50 PM
Green Inferno

Surprisingly good. Tight narration, really harsh gore-parts and it captures the overall pessimism of its role models quite well.
Could have done without the 'humorous' bits, but they were pretty moderate compared to your average 'fun splatter'-flick.

Nymphomaniac Vol. 1

Boring. Felt like some over-long coming of age-flick with a few sex-scenes and autotelic 'formal experiments' thrown in. Plus most of the humorous parts were pretty awful low pun-bullshit.

Melancholie der Engel

It definitely has its flaws (shitty dubbing, some overtly pretentious dialogue, etc), but overall a very rewarding experience.
Interesting image compositions, Fassbinder-like stylizations, great score, unconventional montage and of course lots of demented sickness (scat, bestiality, animal-snuff...).


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Post by: cr on March 16, 2014, 08:15:42 PM
Possession
Nothing more to say than:
Just finished Andrzej Zulawski's POSSESSION (1981). It gets my vote for one of the most 'crazy as a shithouse rat' films ever made.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 03, 2014, 04:32:37 PM
Upstream Color - enjoyed this quite a bit, even though i don't know quite what to make of it. really enjoyed the score/sound design too. reminded me a bit of Beyond the Black Rainbow and Amer with it's minimal plot and dialogue and heavy focus on sound and image.


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Post by: C601 on April 03, 2014, 07:17:21 PM
Possession
Nothing more to say than:
Just finished Andrzej Zulawski's POSSESSION (1981). It gets my vote for one of the most 'crazy as a shithouse rat' films ever made.

damn, i'm sold based on the imdb info


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Post by: SILVUM on April 04, 2014, 04:15:43 AM
Threads (1984)

Great depressing nuclear war movie.  Love it.  Wish more movies were this clinical.  Make me wanna follow up with some Sandbaggers.
Full thing on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcTcNxl-Vl8


Testament (1983)

Another great depressing nuke movie.  Lots of kids dying and desperation.


River's Edge (1986)

Cool movie with metal kids hanging out not telling anyone their friend murdered a chick.  Crispin Glover crushing it (as always) as a tweaked out emotional wreck.  Dennis Hopper being awesome.  And a favorite of mine, young Keanu Reeves just being a dude.


Rubin and Ed (1991)

I love weird stupid shit like this.  Crispin Glover being creepy.  Great awkward dialogue and weird moments.  Criterion are losers until this gets put out in the collection.


Suburbia (1983)

Great movie of kids hanging out.  Dialogue that sounds like real stuff gross kids would say.  Wish these kids were industrial so the music was better, but great anyways.  I wish there were more movies of kids hanging out, I think I've seen most of em, hope I'm wrong.


Over the Edge (1979)

Amazing film of kids hanging out in the 70's and rioting.  Top 10 of all time.


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Post by: online prowler on April 16, 2014, 12:12:22 PM
BORGMAN (Netherlands, 2013)

A dark thriller fable.

(http://twitchfilm.com/assets_c/2013/04/BorgmanPoster-thumb-300xauto-38014.jpg)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amoYgAhZNHs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amoYgAhZNHs)


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Post by: C601 on April 16, 2014, 02:29:53 PM
(http://zombiehamster.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/thantocover-340x480.jpg)

Harshest film i've seen in a while


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Post by: Levas on April 16, 2014, 02:44:18 PM
True detective is pretty good crime series. A little mysticism, a little darkness here and there. Recommended


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Post by: online prowler on April 16, 2014, 04:59:27 PM
True detective is pretty good crime series. A little mysticism, a little darkness here and there. Recommended

I sign up on that as well.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 16, 2014, 05:23:53 PM
True detective is pretty good crime series. A little mysticism, a little darkness here and there. Recommended

I sign up on that as well.

Just started it last night. 3 episodes in and I'm really enjoying it. Really wanted to skip work today and watch the rest of it...


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Post by: C601 on April 16, 2014, 07:42:08 PM
first 4 episodes are great


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 17, 2014, 03:14:46 PM
finished True Detective last night. I was surprised by how conventional the ending was compared to the rest of the show. still I enjoyed it thoroughly. for all it's craziness i think though the show keeps the melodrama at a minimum. most things are just presented matter of factly which i really liked. one of the things that really stood out was the awesome score and the awesome incidental music (Sleep, Wu-Tang, Boogiedown Productions, The Melvins, and old Delta Blues stuff).


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Post by: Levas on April 17, 2014, 03:46:24 PM
Yeah, the ending was sort of let down. But I've read somewhere that there should be season 2 some time in the future. Anyways, good watch. Seeing that director of True Detective was also responsible for a couple of episodes of "The Killing" USA remake, I started watching it. And well I guess there is no reason to watch it if you saw Forbrydelsen. But it's done ok so far. Just perhaps it's cultural differences and so on, but Forbrydelsen seemed much more naturally flowing than The Killing. Small things, but perhaps for Europeans it's better to stick with the original series, and for Americans to watch The Killing. Just curious if other seasons of the series will be also 1:1 with original or there will be some more interesting development.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 17, 2014, 07:28:11 PM
Where did you guys grab True Detective at? I was waiting for it to hit blu-ray or dvd so I can rent it rather than d/l'ing each episode.

Yeah, The Killing isn't that hot. I can barely remember what the last season was about & have no idea if it'll be coming back. There's another US TV show called Those Who Kill (or something like that) that is based on a Swedish crime show (Swedish or Danish, I can't remember what the credits said). It's interesting that Americans are having to go to Europe for gritty crime/drama. It's not like we don't have plenty of reality over here to use.

The last season of The Killing is a new case about a serial killer. It started off better than the first couple of seasons about the teenage girl being murdered with the politician as suspect... I haven't seen the original series so I'm not sure how much the two are alike nor can I remember very much from the series. I do remember watching some of The Bridge (whatever the Danish title is) but found it kind of dull. The US version is a bit more violent/gritty due to the locations but it's still not very good.


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Post by: C601 on April 17, 2014, 07:31:34 PM
Torrent it, easiest way to get it. The ending was such a let down man


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 17, 2014, 07:47:17 PM
Where did you guys grab True Detective at? I was waiting for it to hit blu-ray or dvd so I can rent it rather than d/l'ing each episode.

i just streamed it online from my cable company


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 17, 2014, 08:22:01 PM
I'll just wait to rent the dvd; I don't want to d/l each episode & I don't have any cable movie channels (I did get HBO free last weekend so was able to watch a marathon of Game of Thrones which, for the most part, wasn't worth a damn. No re-runs of TD though.). It's hard to believe HBO & Cinemax are able to stay in business as they just show the same crap they were showing 5+ years ago when I had them!

The Killing has been killed so no 4th season.


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Post by: C601 on April 18, 2014, 03:39:59 PM
all good man, there's packs of season 1 with all the episodes included


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Post by: Harvest on April 18, 2014, 11:26:03 PM
Watched NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) recently and was blown away. Recognized a few samples too, from Genocide Organ to Coil. Film is exceptional from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Also saw NYMPH()MANIAC at the local theatre and enjoyed it. Saw ALPHAVILLE that same week for the first time on big screen and was very pleased. The darkness of the cinematography is brilliant.


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Post by: online prowler on April 19, 2014, 11:17:03 PM
Night of the hunter and Alphaville are truly classics. Both productions have all angels covered. Brilliant acting, direction, cinematography, script, editing, etc. Alphaville is one of my fav films of Godard. Off late I have been feeling the urge again to go through old 40s-50s noir films. Planning to rewatch Sunset Boulevard one of these days. Maybe director Billy Wilder's best work and a milestone within the genre.

Turning back to aforementioned TV series discussion. Anyone seen the new series of Fargo based on the Coen brothers flick?


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Post by: martialgodmask on April 21, 2014, 11:51:41 AM
Watched Trance (2013) last night, enjoyed it a lot, don't normally like Danny Boyle. A bit too much lens flare going on, stylistically it had nothing to do with the movie really, but not too distracting. The downside with it is it feels like he's seen Inception and thought "I'd like to do a British version of that" so subsequently feels quite derivative. Having said that, the plot is pretty solid so I can forgive it. Vincent Cassell is his usual good self and Rosario Dawson is great - James McAvoy however is stiff and not nearly good enough for the lead role.


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Post by: SILVUM on April 24, 2014, 06:25:45 AM
Duffer (1971) I really enjoyed this, claustrophobic, depressing, beautifully surreal.  Seems to be a spiritual precursor to UK industrial extremism.  It feels pretty over the top for when it was made.  I have no idea if anyone was actually influenced by it. Reminds me of Eraserhead in ways. The voice of the narrator is kind of annoying, but it makes sense for what he is.  Cool soundtrack with stretches of white noise and primitive synth tones.  Really love how the audio and visual make no strenuous effort to synch.  Subject matter: sadism, torture, sexuality, murder, naked dudes, kidnapping, child murder, misogyny, codependency, insanity, porn, spitting out worms, general grime and filth.


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Post by: online prowler on April 26, 2014, 12:16:58 AM
BLUE RUIN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8MHgTAJQCI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8MHgTAJQCI)

Been looking forward to this one.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 28, 2014, 07:39:47 PM
http://10kbullets.com/reviews/w/white-of-the-eye-arrow-video-bluray-dvd-combo/

Has anyone seen "White of the Eye"? It seems familiar to me from the days of vhs but it's only a 'feeling' that I've seen it. Watching the trailer doesn't ring any bells. Maybe it's just a film I've read about over the years.


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Post by: online prowler on April 29, 2014, 08:59:41 PM
Looks interesting. Have the same feeling. I think the trailer contains a lot of elements that are trade to the genre - or for trailers at that time... Or, Maybe I rented it on VHS back in '87? Not sure. Keith is B-movie king.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1imBmJ6VVE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1imBmJ6VVE)


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Post by: P-K on April 29, 2014, 11:19:45 PM
Looks interesting. Have the same feeling. I think the trailer contains a lot of elements that are trade to the genre - or for trailers at that time... Or, Maybe I rented it on VHS back in '87? Not sure. Keith is B-movie king.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1imBmJ6VVE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1imBmJ6VVE)

imho a rather good native-indian-inspired slasher. That first kill is pure Argento-worship. Def one to check.


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on May 01, 2014, 10:34:57 AM
Look very interesting! Arrow just released it as double format, DVD and Bluray. This review from Amazon Uk is one of the best:

"This film appeared on South African Television and due to the exstatic write ups from Amazon and six reviewers, my wife and i decided to watch it with disastrous results from our point of view. I cannot belief that it was rated 15years and older , it should have been 18 years and older. In fact the film should never have been made.

I had never heard of Donald Cammell, the Director, and only know from one of the reviewers that he committed suicide in 1996 and if this film is anything to go by, it does not suprise me. The story is about a so called devoted father and husband and a popular figure in Tuscon, who is suspected of being a serial killer by detectives investigating rather nasty murders of wealthy women in Tuscon who have upmarket sound systems installed by the so called devoted father and loving husband, with skeletons in his closet.

The language in the whole of the film was disgusting as was the dialogue for a lot of the time, the acting of a poor standard and if one could call it a saving grace the scenery was beautifully photographed and some classical music played during parts of it beautiful to listen too. The ending of the film was atrocious and in fact it summoned up the whole distrous mess of a film.

My wife and i are in our 70's and i don't know the age of the Amazon reviewers or their predilictions but it does not suprise me that the world is in such a mess when the cinema industry can produce such unadulterated nonsense. I know that there are in life terrible crimes committed by people but to eulogise them in this sort of way beggars belief."


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Post by: tiny_tove on May 01, 2014, 10:59:09 AM
Vikings... definitely intense... superb soundtrack and for once vikings with no horns on their caps


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on May 01, 2014, 12:53:36 PM
I like the violence in Vikings but it's full of incorrect stuff. Like Thomas TxRxP pointed out about Kattegatt which was named as such by Dutch traders in the 1600's. Or the very much disputed presence of so called shield maidens. Probably shoehorned in to placate and maybe lure a feminist audience. But, good violence though. Christlings to the slaughter and women get fucked.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 01, 2014, 06:52:25 PM
Vikings... definitely intense... superb soundtrack and for once vikings with no horns on their caps

Are you referring to the "Vikings" docu-drama series from The History Channel? I watched the first season (or 2?) but not this newest season. I found it difficult to pay attention to for no specific reason.


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Post by: Sleep of Ages on May 03, 2014, 06:37:08 AM
http://10kbullets.com/reviews/w/white-of-the-eye-arrow-video-bluray-dvd-combo/

Has anyone seen "White of the Eye"? It seems familiar to me from the days of vhs but it's only a 'feeling' that I've seen it. Watching the trailer doesn't ring any bells. Maybe it's just a film I've read about over the years.

It is very good. Sweaty, halucinated, drug fueled tour de force. Not one of graphical violence, but just a thick, confusing, wrong atmosphere all along. Watched on a washed up VHS copy that just added to the whole bad trip.
I've been meaning to watch the other Donald Cammell movies for a long time... "Performance" and "Wild Side" seems to be very interesting and I might have "Demon Seed" in VHS, but that last one could go either way.


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on May 03, 2014, 08:20:04 AM
I've been enjoying Conspiracy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPIctGbAZEQ). At first I thought it had been adapted from a stage play due to it's reliance on dialogue, but no. Great to see something that does rely on good scripts conveyed by good actors.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 04, 2014, 03:52:56 AM
"...just a thick, confusing, wrong atmosphere all along" describes WHITE OF THE EYE pretty much perfectly. It's an absolute MESS! But not a mess worth spending much money on.



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Post by: THE RITA HN on May 04, 2014, 10:14:15 AM
Good news from the legendary Craig Ledbetter of European Trash Cinema:

Quote
For those interested, I now have a blog devoted to the films we love. I am currently running expanded Giallo reviews from the 6th issue of the European Trash Cinema magazine issue 6. Here is the web address. If reaction is favorable then I'll continue to add reviews. http://europeantrashcinema.blogspot.com/


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 12, 2014, 07:52:55 PM
Free Showtime movie channel for 4 days so I watched A SIMPLE PLAN (good crime film), KILLING THEM SOFTLY (okay crime but too talky & needless politics), THE MASTER (I think Hoffman killed himself b/c this film is on his resume forever), debut episode of PENNY DREADFUL (okay but ending kind of stunk). Also, I recorded VALHALLA RISING so will be watching that soon. I've been wanting to see it again for awhile.

Has anyone else been digging the second season of HANNIBAL? It's the most violent, over-the-top, arty, pretentious television series EVER!


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Post by: C601 on May 13, 2014, 04:13:57 PM
Valhalla Rising is phenomenal


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Post by: cr on May 18, 2014, 07:55:33 PM
La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz)
Quite good.

M (Fritz Lang)
Timeless classic!


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Post by: kettu on May 20, 2014, 07:01:27 PM
Bad Lieutenant 1992

watched it for the first time ever couple days ago. brilliant movie.

I did see the nick cage one when it came out and thought it was ok enough but now having seen the original, the reworking was absolutely unnecessary.



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Post by: cr on May 25, 2014, 07:17:10 PM
Recently watched:
Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi (Witching & Bitching)
Balada Triste de Trompeta (The Last Circus)
Both by Álex de la Iglesia, both great!

First part of Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy:
Paradise: Love


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on June 06, 2014, 04:18:09 PM
Attempting to catch up with what have been regarded as the "classic" horror films. Not sure why this sudden hunger for horror, but anyway, ride it on...

"The Grudge" and it's sequel, the Japanese originals - well, okay, not bad. A certain stylishness. I do love the mother ghost, probably one of the sexiest monsters I've seen in the movies. That lovely inward throat-death-ratttle, and those eyes - if she was crawling towards me down the stairs, jerking her head around like her neck had no connections, skin pale as a three day old corpse, glaring with those huge "I come to kill!" eyes and giving that sexy rattle, I'd be more inclined to want to fuck her than run away. But ultimately, didn't get much in the way of fear from this. The whole usual cliche of walking sooo slooowwwlyy towards a door or something just puts me off. Some nice ideas, though. Not sure why, at the end of the first movie (I realise these are part of a series that came from television pieces) the murdering father gets a gurnsey, seems a bit of a let-down to me, and isn't repeated in the sequel. Ultimately, okay but doesn't deserve the praise they always get.

"The Shining" I had seen before. I'm a Kubrick fan, I love his way of letting a story unravel slowly, and even though I think the hand was tipped a bit too soon, there's no doubting both the wonderfully stylish way this movie was shot and Nicholson's masterful performance. The movie belongs to him, and rightly so. Fug, I know Kubrick was a prick to Duvall but her performance in this very nearly drags down what would have been nearly a faultless masterpiece. Perhaps my only other grudge was the abundance of the soundtrack - as much as I respect W. Carlos and love the music of Ligeti (what little I've heard I admit), it seemed to clog up the background somewhat. Maybe I'm a bit intolerant of too much music behind performances in movies. Leaving these grudges aside, this is a great movie that I'll want to watch again, like other Kubrick films.

"The Blair Witch Project". Not scary, but very interesting. I've seen other "hand held camera" films by amateurs before I'd seen this, so I was spoiled a bit as to the method, but this worked for me more as a movie than a horror movie. That being said, it's very well paced, the whole idea of keeping what is haunting the victims as much behind the scenes as possible works very well, and the acting is very good, the gradual demolition of their psyches as they trudge on through nothingness towards extinction... And the soundtrack is pretty good too.

"Evil Dead". Saw this years ago as a teenager with a bunch of school-friends at an all-night birthday party. Crap. Why the hell is this lauded as one of the best horror movies going? When it got to the part when what's-her-name had her hand hacked off and it was spewing some white goo I just turned off. I can look at internet porn for that kind of kick. Fuck this stupid movie.

"Cloverfield". A friend suggested that the first twenty stupid minutes "character introduction", or whatever they call it, is deliberately annoying so you have no problem when hell breaks loose. I wouldn't have anyway. If there's one thing I love, it's watching humanity perish under the mighty hand of a superior force, and that's what gives me a stiffy about watching the head of the statue of liberty (which, I understand, is actually smaller than how it was represented in the movie) go barelling down the middle of Yuppy Street as a prelude to their fucking misery. Loved watching these puny humans running around screaming "oh my god!" as their stupid god deserts them and their stupid world was torn down around them. The ridiculous "I love you" ending must have been some concession to some hopeless Hollywood executive, but what the fuck, they get killed and that's the main thing. Particularly love the bit in the helicopter when the wanker with the camera is cheering the monster being bombed, only to finally meet his doom in that very monster's jaws. Makes me believe there is a god.


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Post by: online prowler on June 12, 2014, 10:40:25 PM
WES ANDERSON'S

The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Close to perfection. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk)


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on June 25, 2014, 05:16:33 AM
Camping horror double-feature: JUST BEFORE DAWN & THE BURNING

Dull Hammer: HANDS OF THE RIPPER

Just finished the first 3 episodes of TRUE DETECTIVE. I'm not sure how quickly I'll be getting to 4 & on. It's okay, nothing special.



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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on June 25, 2014, 04:24:15 PM
WES ANDERSON'S

The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Close to perfection. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk)

Looks good, especially after that last little snippet.


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Post by: C601 on June 25, 2014, 05:10:14 PM
WES ANDERSON'S

The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Close to perfection. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk)

wes's films are so predictable now, everything just looks like a royal tannenbaum's sequel


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Post by: Bleak Existence on June 28, 2014, 04:50:59 AM
The Sacrement


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Post by: C601 on June 30, 2014, 07:00:43 PM
Searching for Sugarman, suprisingly good docu


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 05, 2014, 12:02:21 AM
JACOB'S LADDER- I haven't seen it for a lot of years & it actually holds up fairly well. The ending is kind of 'eh' but other than that, I like it.

PRISONERS- desite the good reviews but I was suspicious so never rented it but was able to catch it over a weekend of free HBO (How the hell does HBO stay in business with
so many shitty films & a couple of not-so-funny statist comedians?). It may run a little long but it's a pretty good film for being mainstream.

SHARKYS MACHINE- one of my fave films from the '80s with Burt Reynolds & Henry Silva. Silva plays a drugged out lunatic who is barely in a scene that does not involve  him shooting someone plus there's plenty of un-PC dialogue, ninjas, & prostitutes.


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Post by: online prowler on July 05, 2014, 01:29:40 AM
MS. 45

Abel Ferrara's classic revenge sleaze - and US take on the giallo genre. Highly recommended. Be sure to get the recently reisussed dvd/bluray.


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Post by: cr on July 06, 2014, 06:34:12 PM
Started my personal Jodorowsky-Festival:
- El Topo
- The Holy Mountain

Both brilliant, but El Topo is my favourite!

Next:
- Fando y Lis
- Santa Sangre


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on July 09, 2014, 08:02:46 AM
Watched Angel's Egg, and while I loved the surrealist non-plot, the skill of the art and the general darkness and gloominess itself, I've got to say that little girl was one of the most annoying characters I have seen. Good thing she died.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 13, 2014, 08:56:26 PM
RAVENOUS- not sure why I had not seen this film before. It's not great but is an interesting story of cannibalism in the 1800s. Unfortunately, some of the music & acting ruins the tone of some scenes.

TRUE DETECTIVE episodes 4 through 6- not sure why people dig this so much...

THE ENFORCER- the 3rd film in the Dirty Harry series that is not as good as the first two. it's interesting that  films in the '70s tackled social issues people are still complaining about.

LONE SURVIVOR- okay war film. the beginning of the fire fight is the most intense. the gunfire sounds is dead-on accurate. my problem is that i don't think anyone can go rag-dolling off the side of a mountain, landing on boulders, smashing against trees then get up to  hobble away and continue fighting. i'm guessing there was some over-dramatizing going on. i think i'll pick up the book by Marcus Luttrell if i can remember to look for it the next time i hit the used bookstore. The Village Voice called LONE SURVIVOR  "a snuff film"...


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 17, 2014, 06:43:08 PM
TRUE DETECTIVE episodes 7 & 8- final 2 episodes were a bit better than previous episodes. Or episode 7 and half of the final episode; if you're pressed for time or have to download, grab the debut and the final two. Everything in between is just padding. And don't buy into the hype that this series is anything but a typical serial murder series, that is exactly what it is. The writer just happened to use some obscure horror writers as influence/reference material. It isn't awful , it just doesn't live up to what has been written about it.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ANDROPHILIA on July 19, 2014, 03:31:57 AM
there's no THE SOPRANOS fans?


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Post by: Bleak Existence on July 23, 2014, 05:55:40 PM
Only God Forgives


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on July 23, 2014, 07:36:47 PM
Sightseers & Big Bad Wolves- both films are okay & have pretty good but predictable endings.

Interview with Larry Clark:

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/20945/1/pop-quiz-13-larry-clark

Wasn't sure where to put it but since he mentions his new French film, I'll stick him here.


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Post by: ironfistofthesun on July 23, 2014, 08:31:55 PM
there's no THE SOPRANOS fans?

Hell yes...i have the box sets,cookery books, scripts, autographs and even the board game that i have to play on my own as i don't have anyone to play with....jesus I'm boring myself typing this.


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Post by: ANDROPHILIA on July 24, 2014, 12:12:40 AM
there's no THE SOPRANOS fans?

Hell yes...i have the box sets,cookery books, scripts, autographs and even the board game that i have to play on my own as i don't have anyone to play with....jesus I'm boring myself typing this.


YESSS
i'm really obsessed about this serial. I'm into the fourth view of the complete box and i'm reading the collection of essays of Richard Greene and Peter Vernezze "The SOPRANO AND PHILOSOPHY"

and at the moment Vincent PAstore don't accept my facebook request of friendship :(


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Post by: martialgodmask on July 25, 2014, 10:41:25 PM
The Raid - finally got round to this and had that same kind of feeling as when I first saw Ong-Bak. Amazing, it's fast paced and punchy, it's got some wonderful violence in it and is a shining light for hi-octane modern martial arts.

The Raid 2 - followed up the first with the second and this one is bloody brilliant too. Much slower pace, makes the first one feel like a bit of a showcase for violence. More of an Asian Mafia feel to it with some absolutely stunning fight sequences. This and the first are the benchmark now, for me.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - I find the originals to be more or less over-rated cack that people don't feel comfortable talking bad of, but I quite enjoyed the first part of this modern reimagining, after giving it a couple of watches. Was keen to see where they went in this having seen the trailers and thoroughly enjoyed it. Good action, reasonable story, great visuals and locations.


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Post by: online prowler on July 28, 2014, 08:42:20 PM
Under The Skin.

Director: Jonathan Glazer.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT974sWsA8TKDr4bmdklzp5-1TV7IVBzVWPy01RteD3MJ9-Q_vXuA)

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTP1TuDwFMFHxJG-kHlQaNR1ER0YtszX8MHX7X76x033cGRm00m8g)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoSWbyvdhHw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoSWbyvdhHw)

Sci-fi thriller. Solid craftsmanship on all fronts. Sound have a dominant role through out the film. That alone should maybe be enough for SI folks to indulge in. Highly recommended film.


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on July 30, 2014, 05:05:30 AM
A neighbour lent me his box-set of "Lone Wolf And Cub" films. I recall seeing one or two on the telly years ago - the attitude towards them was that they where un-intentionally humorous (they had this snide, smart-arse doing introductions for them). Bullshit. These are brilliant movies. Certainly the jets of blood might lend an unreal effect but the whole of each movie is beautifully done. The action scenes are just there to augment the plots, which are often interesting and complex without getting bogged down, and there is lots of beautiful cinematography. And, for that matter, beautiful women - absolute honeys in each movie. I've got to get a copy of this set myself. 


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Post by: online prowler on August 03, 2014, 12:39:53 PM
CALVARY

A black humour diddly on faith and past sins with paranoia edge.

(http://www.theoohtray.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Calvary-Poster.jpg)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGM5rq_vX4U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGM5rq_vX4U)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvary)


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Post by: online prowler on August 08, 2014, 01:23:40 AM
This have potential!

THE EDITIOR

A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders, in this loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgFKHzhmOK8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgFKHzhmOK8)

If you haven't seen Father's day or Manborg you've lost out.

http://www.astron-6.com/ (http://www.astron-6.com/)

(http://www.astron-6.com/posters/small-dudefd.jpg) (http://www.astron-6.com/posters/small-manborg.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ANDROPHILIA on August 26, 2014, 11:32:31 PM
TRUE DETECTIVE
don't miss it. great serial with notable acting and plot.




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on September 02, 2014, 05:09:39 PM
Last few that were worth watching.. Borgman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954315) - excellent! Somehow Half of it was truly perfect and then got a little bit weaker or just didn't keep full attention, but overall watchable and awesome

Snowpiercer (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620/) So you liked Brazil and 1984 and other dystopian movies, but didn't see this one yet? Then go and watch. Well, I might be a little bit too enthusiastic in here, but overall good movie. A train is constantly moving through a frozen wasteland that is Earth. And then of course those that are living poor, they want to live better, there are soldiers, dishonesty and smart leaders, wise old men etc. Good


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on September 03, 2014, 01:54:15 PM
Snowpiercer (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620/) So you liked Brazil and 1984 and other dystopian movies, but didn't see this one yet? Then go and watch. Well, I might be a little bit too enthusiastic in here, but overall good movie. A train is constantly moving through a frozen wasteland that is Earth. And then of course those that are living poor, they want to live better, there are soldiers, dishonesty and smart leaders, wise old men etc. Good

This was more like Shitpiercer to me. The idea, I really liked. The execution however left a lot to be desired. There is quite a bit of "Wtf?" senselessness in it that initially I thought was horseshit but in retrospect I quite like, but there are too many annoyances in the overall production, I wouldn't go back for a second watch.


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Post by: BlackCavendish on September 15, 2014, 02:16:20 AM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2eur9rp.jpg)

Jodorowsky's Dune by Frank Pavich

For those into Jodorowsky it's a must see. A 90 minutes long documentary on his lost sci-fi legendary adaptation of Herbert's Dune.
Amazing, funny, and well crafted, Jodo is still crazy as hell today and basically I can understand why noone gave him the money for this colossal (among the other things he wanted to make a 14 hours long movie...).
Nevertheless it could have been a masterpiece of weird.


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Post by: online prowler on September 16, 2014, 09:24:43 PM
Thanx. Forgot about this one.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cantle on September 17, 2014, 06:41:20 PM
Will have to look up that one too- ta.


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Post by: TS on October 03, 2014, 02:25:46 PM
Got my hands on some hash the other day, and consequently ended up watching a few movies, among others:

Satyricon
(Federico Fellini 1969)
(http://thetfs.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Fellini-Satyricon-still.jpg)

Loosely based on Satyricon (book) by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, Fellinis version presents a strange caricatured version of the citizens of the Roman Empire. They are presented as absolutely unstoppable in their hedonism and debauchery. Constantly fucking, eating untill they throw up and eating more, etc. At the same time, it seems almost everything they has been ritualized, so the entire movie is filled to the brim with chanting, music, dancing and strange behaviour in general. Except for the brilliant and quite funny ending, I didn't find Satyricon to be very interesting in terms of dialogue and plot. It is nonetheless well worth seing based on visuals and sound alone. It suffers a bit from the classic "art movie" trick of having tons of people staring at the walls/camera, but at least they are all fucking strange looking. Satyricon conveys to me a feeling of a society so engulfed in its own hedonism that it is on the brink of collapse.

Possession
(Andrzej Zulawski 1981)
(http://rosswolfe.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/possession-meat.jpg)

Starting as a very uncomfortable break-up/downward spiral movie set in West Berlin, Possession eventually takes a very surprising turn that I won't spoil for anyone here, but I highly recommend it. I will allow myself to say that things get very very fucked up for everyone involved. Sam Neill, who seems to have a habit of showing up in movies where I don't expect him to show up, plays fucked up and crazy almost as good as Isabelle Adjane, who plays his wife. The whole movie has that uncomfortable vibe to it thats hard to put your finger on.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on October 07, 2014, 10:30:30 PM
Good selection! I enjoyed both immensly.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 08, 2014, 04:12:35 PM
The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears by Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani - directed by the same couple that did Amer a couple years back, for me, this film is superior in every way. Somewhere between art film and giallo, there's minimal narrative, a lot of highly stylized violence, Art Nouveau architecture and imagery and awesome music (mostly culled from classic Italo composers). It might be a bit too stylized or pretentious for some but I think it's sleazy and violent enough for most. I really, really liked it myself.


(http://images.mymovies.net/images/film/cin/350x522/fid13841.jpg)


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on October 09, 2014, 11:42:21 AM
Victim (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUrYzoZe1R4) is an interesting little horror movie, nicely twisted with an ambiguous ending. Moves a bit too slowly at times (like most horror movies - the constant padding out with sloooow movements and shots) and if I hadn't read the comments I'm not sure if I would have seen the ending coming or not but it's satisfying enough.

Satyricon is one of my all-time favourite movies, a cinematic drug.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on October 09, 2014, 01:33:44 PM
Possession

The crazy eyes of Isabelle Adjani are the craziest thing in an already batshit movie.

Have you seen Zulawskis later film, On A Silver Planet? Totally different from Possession. It's truly epic!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: P-K on October 09, 2014, 03:41:26 PM
"Matka Joanna od aniolów" or Mother Joan Of The Angels

thematically related to The Devils and Black Narcissus, this was way more bleak, desolate setting, top notch acting. a new fav.
(http://fredanderson.typepad.com/.a/6a017d4117b2c6970c01901e18f9b4970b-pi)




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on October 09, 2014, 08:46:59 PM
I have The Devils here but haven't seen it yet. Black Narcissus is excellent. As is The Red Shoes by the same director.


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Post by: TS on October 09, 2014, 09:27:14 PM
Possession

The crazy eyes of Isabelle Adjani are the craziest thing in an already batshit movie.

Have you seen Zulawskis later film, On A Silver Planet? Totally different from Possession. It's truly epic!

She was great. Didn't see the subway scene coming.
Regarding Zulawski, I assume you are talking about "On the Silver Globe"?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f2/Na_srebrnym_globie_1988_polish_poster.jpg)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Silver_Globe_%28film%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Silver_Globe_%28film%29)

From the things I've read it should be right up my alley. Can never have enough crucifixions! It's on its way down from the ether, Gonna see it tonight. Thanks for the tip!

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears also looks pretty fresh. This place is a gold mine for movie recommendations!


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on October 09, 2014, 10:18:41 PM
Sorry yes, On the Silver Globe. I have it on a DVD box with 2-3 other Zulawski films. Haven't watched the others and it was a while since I saw OtSG.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 15, 2014, 08:20:27 PM
I watched a d/l of the Belgian film, THE TREATMENT, the other night. It's based on a UK crime novel by the same name & it's pretty damn good. Not overly graphic but no details from the child sex murders are spared. Some of the ending is a little cliched but other than that, it's worth checking out.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/treatment-de-behandeling-montreal-review-729139


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Bleak Existence on October 16, 2014, 08:40:33 PM
Lilja 4-ever


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Post by: online prowler on October 26, 2014, 08:25:43 PM
Norte, the end of histroy

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNDE5OTMyNDUyMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzg1MTY3MTE@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRRAaWFQR0o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRRAaWFQR0o)


Regarding The Strange Color of Your Bodys Tears. This is master class film making with a keen eye to the giallo film history. A must watch.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on October 26, 2014, 09:11:34 PM
I'm currently watching a marathon of The Simpson's Treehouse of Horrors episodes while d/l'ing "Cathy's Curse". The last two days, I've grabbed "The Ebola Syndrome", "Ticks", "Night of the Scarecrow", "Silent Night, Bloody Night", "Cabin of the Dead", & "Of Unknown Origin". Taking advantage of Halloween freeleeching.

Just finished watching "Ticks" which I have wanted to see again for awhile. Pretty good, campy mutant insect horror from the early '90s. I'm a big fan of such films so nothing to complain about.


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Post by: ConcreteMascara on October 27, 2014, 12:33:16 AM
"The Ebola Syndrome"

total classic. the lead puts on one of the sleaziest performances I've ever seen. watched this movie way back when and it's great to see it's got some relevance now



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: P A N I C on October 28, 2014, 04:48:20 PM
Ha, yes, The Ebola Syndrome is brilliant and Anthony Wong is amazing in it. Incredible how such a mainstream HK celebrity actor could deliver such sleaze. He was wonderfully sleazy in The Untold Story, too!

Been watching some (mostly recent) horror (occasionally 'horror') recently ranging from absolutely excellent to absolute horsecrap:

THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN (8/10) Holy fuck what a joyride! Starts out with a documentary crew documenting an old woman's descent into Alzheimer madness, but the longer they are in the house the stranger and scarier things get. A serial killer's ghost is introduced into the plot and the movie goes into hardcore overdrive mode with some excellent creepy scenes, some nicely gory moments and some outrageous but very satisfying twists and turns to the plot. Really enjoyed the fucking shit out of this and highly recommend it!

THE SACRAMENT (8/10) Though never explcitly mentioned, pretty much the Jonestown Massacre revamped, set in the modern day on some exotic island, where a Vice documentary crew is allowed to visit to document a seemingly peaceful religious group that one of the main character's sister is a part of. Of course, cultist shit goes down! Ti West is a fucking genius. Like the other two movies mentioned below, they're slow burners, but only in the best of ways. Creepy setting, great casting, very exciting overall.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (8/10) Ti West's tribute to creepy 70s satanist cult movies. Exquisitely done; takes its time to build up the tension, and when it cuts loose it cuts loose for fucking real. Atmosphere is spot on. Plotwise there's nothing you haven't seen, as you can pretty much predict the outcome from the get-go - especially if you've read a synopsis - but damn if it isn't executed finely!

THE INNKEEPERS (8/10) Probably my favourite among the three Ti West movies I watched. Old timey hotel with its very own ghost legend is days away from closing for good, and its two remaining employees try to find out what truth there is to the ghost story. Stylish as hell and occasionally creepy as fuck. Again, a slow burner, and again only in the best of ways. The final twenty or so minutes have some truly creepy moments.

V/H/S 2 (7/10) Sequel beats the original in every which way; the enveloping story is nicely creepy again (comparably so), but the quality of the individual segments is significantly better I feel. In fact, Safe Haven is by far the best thing I've seen in horror for a while (9/10 for this segment!). The rest is nice, too, even if the first one about the eye is a bit predictable and the final one is a bit too chaotic for its own good. Overall awesome though.

THE DEN (7/10) Fresh take on the found footage genre in which a sociology student investigates behavior on anonymous chat sites by hanging out on The Den (the movie's version of Chat Roulette, pretty much) 24/7 and documenting everything via screen capture. When she witnesses a murder on one of her chats she becomes the subject of a violent stalker herself. Nice and occasionally nicely creepy with a reveal that is slightly too outrageous for its own good, I felt.

TROLLHUNTER (7/10) Mostly comedic take on the found footage genre where a documentary crew follows around a trollhunter (duh!). The slightly funny angle is fitting, though the movie as a whole is slightly too long for its own good. Still, nicely done overall, with some admirably good-looking effects, an interesting take on troll mythology and some riveting scenes.

THE WARD (6/10) John Carpenter, seriously? Don't get me wrong, it's nice enough, but it's also very generic. Girl gets admitted to a mental hospital that appears to be haunted. Finds out what the deal is. Predictable shit ensues. The whole twist has been done before, and better to, and disappointingly undercuts the whole supernatural element of the movie. Bah. Still an enjoyable movie overall.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (6/10) So this one got a lot of praise, but I couldn't help but feel a bit disappointed. It's alright, but too arthouse for its own good. Premise is interesting, but I felt like I was watching a (slow) kid's movie for most of the movie's duration. Plus I don't really dig vampire movies to begin with. Decent but far from spectacular.

V/H/S (6/10): Not as good as the second one, but it's still quite good. The framework story has a nice share of creepy moments, and the individual segments range from decent to good, with Ti West's and David Bruckner's segments standing out, the first for sheer creepiness, the second for over-the-top goodness. Hadn't expected much, actually, so this was a pleasant surprise.

GRAVE ENCOUNTERS (6/10) So with all the hype and from what bits from the movie I had seen my expectations were pretty low, but turns out this is actually really fucking nice. The set-up is done well, and contrary to the impression I got from the trailer and such it was in fact NOT a non-stop barrage of silly-looking ghosts with stretched faces and black eyes (seriously, who finds this creepy that I keep seeing this in movies?) but rather a well-constructed ghost film with very few disappointing jump scares. That's not to say it's without flaws, of course (who hired some of these actors? and who thought it was a good idea to include the arms-through-the-walls scene?), but overall this is a much better movie than the hype makes it out to be.

THE POSSESSION (6/10) Little girl buys an old wooden box at a garage sale which contains a dibbuk; dibbuk takes possession of her, shit goes down. Pretty standard possession movie, but when executed in this fashion I won't complain. Worth a viewing.

THE AWAKENING (6/10) Ghost hunter bent on disproving the existence of ghosts is invited to a haunted boarding school, shit goes down. Nice period piece, good visuals, appropriately moody setting, but the needlessly complicated plot developments seem out of place. As such, the second half disappoints a bit, and the reveal is just tacky.

SAW VI (5/10
SAW V (5/10)
SAW IV (5/10) These motherfuckers are pretty much interchangeable. Since it is apparently impossible not to keep involving Jigsaw all the fucking time the plot's becoming more and more convoluted with each instalment. But who cares, right? What lacks in plot can be compensated for by good death traps and suitably grimy production design. Unfortunately, all are not really up to par there, imo. The death traps are alright but nothing too spectacular, and the soundstage look of the whole movie irks me beyond belief. I can't stand that soap opera police station. Still, decent movies overall, and worth getting through just for the more generous amounts of gore in SAW 3D.

The Human Centipede: First Sequence (5/10) I can't fathom how the idea exists that this is so far beyond shocking. Whatever perversity occurs is mostly communicated through suggestion, and gore and shocks are few and far between. That's not to say it's bad. I enjoyed it, even if it was needlessly drawn-out and painfully amateuristic. Pretty much on par with dozens of other cheap shock horror movies out there, but somehow it's managed to gain quite the reputation for itself. Nice job, Tom Six. Stirring controversy like a true businessman.

[REC]2 (5/10) Pretty decent sequel; the ending is truly chilling, and the twist is cool. Plus, the first half hour of the movie is fairly alright, though I don't particularly care for the SWAT angle, especially not if they are this unrealistically incompetent. Middle part featuring the young 'uns is unnecessary and boring, and is pretty much only included to bring another camera into the story. Meh.

GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2 (4/10) The plot doesn't even make sense - what idiot would lock himself in the mental institution from the first movie if he believed the movie was real? In principle, the premise is alright: in the GE2 universe, GE is (also) a supposedly fictional movie that the protagonist believes to be real, so he sets out to discover the truth. By wilfully seeking out a fate worse than death. Dumb. So, it turns out, GE is actually a reality in the GE2 universe and this simple fact - and the ridiculous developments in the movie as it progresses - actually hurts the first movie's mythology. Fucking shame.

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: FULL SEQUENCE (4/10) As promised, indeed gorier than the first one, but since it's in black & white that kind of diminishes the effect again. Compared to the first one it's even more unrealistic, which of course is justified by the stupid and disappointing twist ending. There's some enjoyable gore and shocks, but otherwise this is such a mess (poor script, poor actors, not a single likeable character) that it's not really worth it.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: TOKYO NIGHT (4/10) So I guess this counts as a remake of the original? It's familiar material regardless, even if takes some liberties, and you can see the ending coming about 20 seconds in. This is mostly just silly and not even remotely scary. Ending is fucking ridiculous.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: UNRATED (4/10) Door opens of its own accord. Kid walks downstairs in middle of night and talks to himself. Knife disappears. Seriously, this series has strayed so far from scary it's not even funny anymore. I don't get why the found-footage angle is still a necessity, either; so many moments where it's not even justified. Why not go regular? Plot is stupid, ending kind of fun but also completely unsuitable to the relative 'understatedness' of the rest of the movie.

THE ABCS OF DEATH (4/10) Anthology featuring 26 shorts, of which only about half really classify as horror. The rest is comedy, artsy shit, sci-fi, you fucking name it. There's some absolutely brilliant shorts in this, such as those by Spasojevic and Tjahjanto, but you'll have to wade through a lot of crap to see them, and I'm not sure if it's really worth it (by which I mean: just watch the good shorts on their own and leave the rest be, instead of watching everything). Overall just unimpressive.

100 GHOST STREET: THE RETURN OF RICHARD SPECK (3/10) Same plot as all the other found-footage movies nowadays - people exploring a mental institution at night. Shit ensues. This movie is from The Asylum, who are known for their crappy movies, but where some are still enjoyable this is sheer crap. A horrible mess with ridiculously stupid CGI (why is it necessary at all?), dumbest characters ever, tons of factual inaccuracies, and more. Plus it's needlessly offensive imo; can't you just make up a serial killer and write him a history that actually suits the plot? The whole thing doesn't even make sense. Seriously awful.

GREYSTONE PARK (3/10) Kind of an artsy take on the popular found-footage style, if that makes sense, from Oliver Stone's kid (Oliver makes an appearance at the beginning, too). The plot is all kinds of familiar ground: bunch of people explore a mental institution at night but then DUN DUN DUN shit goes down. Guess they didn't see GRAVE ENCOUNTERS! For the largest part of the movie there is truly nothing to see though, as it's pretty much exclusively the characters screaming "OH MY FUCKING GOD DID YOU SEE THAT" and then running, and of course you never actually see anything because the screen is entirely black for like half the movie and the other half it's bouncing around like crazy. Stupid ghosts near the end. A shame, as it seemed to have potential; a lot of times you think you see silhouettes in the shadows or behind doors, which is creepy, but it's too subtle to really work and these silhouettes the characters never seem to see. And then cue the aforementioned stupid and utterly unsubtle ghosts. Sucks.

THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF GEORGIA (2/10) What a fucking turd. Supernatural drama posing as a horror movie. There's ghosts in about every single scene which totally ruins the effect. Stupid characters, stupid plot, stupid everything. Fuck I hated this movie.

V/H/S 2's grade obviously is based on the combined merits of all shorts and the enveloping story, but I'd like to add that a: it's better than the first one and that b: the Safe Haven segment is one of the most brilliant and brutal things I've seen a while, and I would certainly grant it 9/10. Total over-the-top madness. Fucking brilliant! Timo Tjahjanto is one to look out for. His segment in The ABCs of Death ('Libido') was fucking crazy, too. Oh, and Ti West is a genius, I must say, even though his particular segment in The ABCs of Death was a turd (pun kinda intended?). His movies are all fucking great though.

Now watching Banshee Chapter which seems pretty alright so far.

And haha, Ticks, man, I should see that again, very funny flick if I remember. Very strange to see Alfonso Ribeiro in a 'bad guy' role there.

TV-wise I recently finished The Wire, which is truly, admirably one of the best things ever made, and I have just started True Detective, which seems very promising. Was also watching The Walking Dead S4, but it's not too interesting.


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on November 01, 2014, 12:08:45 PM
Just watched "Grave Encounters" and it wasn't bad at all. A lot more entertaining than I expected it to be. Like taking "Blair Witch" and turning it into a more classic, gothic kind of horror movie. Enjoyable.


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Post by: P A N I C on November 02, 2014, 05:23:37 PM
Just watched "Grave Encounters" and it wasn't bad at all. A lot more entertaining than I expected it to be. Like taking "Blair Witch" and turning it into a more classic, gothic kind of horror movie. Enjoyable.
Yeah, I agree it was actually quite alright - contrary to my expectations, too. Second one is a turd though.

Watched lately:

HOSTEL (8/10): totally satisfying. Plot is excellent and provides just the right amount of tension, combined with a great, creepy setting and some nice gore. Enjoyed the fuck out of this.

HAUNTER (7/10): pleasant little supernatural horror drama with an interesting premise, nice visuals (apart from some cheap CGI) and a good plot that took just a little too long to really unfold.

SAW 3D (6/10): gorier than most of the previous few movies, and that's it's saving grace. The plot is pretty much irrelevant and ridiculous at this point, though the great reveal/twist at the end is fun. Hate the soundstage look of this series though; generally unappealing outside of the death traps.

HOSTEL: PART III (6/10): very decent sequel that unfortunately is a bit cheap on the gore side. I also didn't really dig this Elite Hunting Club angle either; I much prefer the grimy and macabre setting of part 1. Still though, the plot is pretty clever and overall a satisfying movie.

BANSHEE CHAPTER (5/10): nice premise, very flawed execution. Manages to draw you in nicely, but it's disappointment upon disappointment after that. Basement scene is creepy as fuck by the way!

Started but did not finish SATAN'S LITTLE HELPER, which had a great concept but horribly flawed execution.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 02, 2014, 08:27:26 PM
Yesterday, I watched:

THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN- campy & drawn out but has some great scenes esp the severed head flowing down the waterfall & fat nurse running in slo-mo down a looooong hallway then crashing through a glass door. And, of course, the Incredible Melting Man.

OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN- Peter Weller is obsessed with a rat that overruns his home. He takes care of the problem the way any rational, logical thinking Man would.

THE RAID 2- I remember very little from the original. This sequel is way too long but seems to be much more bloody than the first? Pretty much an cinematic overdose for martial arts for me.

BLUE RUIN- interesting revenge film that has some minor weaknesses for some of the acting in the climax along with some minor details that just seemed questionable.


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Post by: THE RITA HN on November 02, 2014, 09:22:36 PM
Still usually just watching classical ballet and stockings / tights erotica, but I just ordered these that look interesting.

"VICE AND VIRTUE (1962)-IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBS, LETTERBOXED PRINT. Been waiting for a long time to see this one subtitled! Director: Roger Vadim, Writers: Marquis de Sade (novel), Claude Choublier (adaptation)Stars: Annie Girardot, Catherine Deneuve, Robert Hossein. During the last year of the 2d world war, german officers keep young and pretty girls as prisoners in a French castle for their only sexual pleasure while the others are fighting. The movie is a parable about human passions as the 120 days in Sodoma from Alphonse Donatien de Sade. Anybody who has seen Pasolini's 'Salo' will realise that Pasolini owed a debt to Vadim as the similarities in certain sections of the film are perfectly obvious. The key scene in relation to 'Salo' is when the 'victims' enter the chateau and once they are in the chateau suffer the same sort of torments as in Pasolini's film. The basic difference between the two films is that despite the horrific subject matter Vadim retains a sense of romanticism which Pasolini rejected. It is a great pity this film is not more widely available on video as it is beautifully shot in scope with a delirious score that mixes Gotterdammerung with 'Les Parapluies de Cherbourg'! The acting, especially from Annie Girardot is exemplary. You can see why this actress gave a such a terrific performance recently in 'La Pianiste'. It was however one of Deneuve's first roles and like all her early films she was not at her best, but clearly decorative."

"THE PERVERT (1975)-IN GREEK WITH ENGLISH SUBS. This downbeat Greek exploitation thriller directed and co-written by Chrissostomos Liambos concerns a psychotic killer (Kostas Gouzgounis) who was traumatized into impotence and madness by a sadistic female S.S. officer in his youth. Now he lives in a cave, where he lures women into depravity and death. The script owes more than a little to the Italian gialli then flooding the European marketplace, and makes a brisk wallow in the cinematic gutter, resulting in pretty Aleka Yeorgiou being used as bait to trap the killer into revealing himself. Regardless of its pacing problems, sleaze fans should find enough to recommend it, although general audiences will be offended. Kostas Politidis co-stars with Kostas Stefanakis and Anda Vartholomeou. Although the movie offers an almost endless stream of nudity, violence and general sleaziness, it gets rather timid when it comes to the actual murders which are hardly there. Most of the characters are centered around a bar running a prostitution ring, like the tough boss, his sleazy thugs, Vetta, the boss' girlfriend who also provides him with some fresh meat, Ersi, who insists she's not a hooker, and even an aspiring young student of medicine. Among the regulars is an industrialist, Mister Ivanov (Kostas Gousgounis - hard to buy in such a role) who frequently demands new girls in his mansion. When some girls start vanishing, tough-as-nails Police Lieutenant Aronis is on the case."
 


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Post by: P A N I C on November 03, 2014, 09:08:03 PM
Today:

AMERICAN MARY (6/10): great first half, totally thought I was enjoying a modern classic, but the second half is a huge let-down. The plot goes down the crapper, and the movie settles into a directionless, plotless and pretty much boring mode for about an hour until it suddenly rounds things up with a stupid finale. Such a shame. First half totally makes it worth watching though.

THE FOURTH KIND (6/10): decent alien abduction movie. Nothing special, but definitely enjoyable. Setting is great and some of the psych sessions are very nicely done. The pretension that this movie is somehow based on true facts (mixing in 'actual footage' repeatedly throughout) only hurts the movie though; would have been stronger as 'just' a movie.

EVIDENCE (6/10): same director as THE FOURTH KIND above. Nice combination of slasher and found-footage, embedded within a larger detective story framework. It's nice and fresh for the most part (if you can stand found-footage films, that is) though it teeters on the edge of believability far too many times (and occasionally - ridiculous ending - goes fully over). Still, very enjoyable.


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Post by: online prowler on November 04, 2014, 03:31:43 PM
Pure turkey or mad genious?!

(http://www.smitheeawards.com/images/covers/StarCrsh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XuQD9.jpg)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzfuNSpP0RA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzfuNSpP0RA)


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on November 04, 2014, 03:58:30 PM
I saw this years ago and only remember bits. The final battle scene where torpedoes with people in them were fired from spaceships into other spaceships which crashed through the windows without the slightest effect on the oxygen or pressure remained with me as a "you just ran out of shit to give, didn't you?" moment.


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Post by: online prowler on November 04, 2014, 04:43:04 PM
I saw this years ago and only remember bits. The final battle scene where torpedoes with people in them were fired from spaceships into other spaceships which crashed through the windows without the slightest effect on the oxygen or pressure remained with me as a "you just ran out of shit to give, didn't you?" moment.

Hæ!Hæ! Nicely put Andrew!


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Post by: TS on November 04, 2014, 11:45:35 PM
That's the scene that stood out to me as well. Also, Hasselhoff surprise.


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Post by: moozz on November 06, 2014, 11:27:54 PM
Starcrash is superb. Maybe does not rate high in acting skills (Christopher Plummer is probably the only person in the movie who can act) or production values but it is 90 minutes of constant smiling and good mood. Anything with the Hoff is great.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on November 07, 2014, 09:31:00 AM
Found it on YouTube and could take about ten minutes or so.


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on November 07, 2014, 04:39:45 PM
On a better note - thoroughly enjoyed Proxy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XoaYOBbXw4). Twisted to the end.


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Post by: online prowler on November 07, 2014, 06:48:39 PM
On a better note - thoroughly enjoyed Proxy. Twisted to the end.

Director?

- Ebola Syndrome mentioned above is a fun Hong Kong classic. Not what you'd expect from that area with deep martial arts traditions.


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on November 08, 2014, 05:53:35 AM
Directed by Zack Parker (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/movies/filmmaker-zack-parker-shoots-his-thrillers-in-indiana.html?_r=0).

The film is described as a horror but I'd call it more a psychological thriller. Horror, to me, involves some kind of occult influence.


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Post by: online prowler on November 09, 2014, 09:39:33 PM
Thank you Andrew. Will take a gander. New movie By Peter Strickland out now:

The Duke Of Burgundy.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJI6QduAey0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJI6QduAey0)

Most you might know him via films such as: Berberian Sound Studio and Katalin Varga.


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Post by: P A N I C on November 11, 2014, 11:04:34 PM
Last few days:

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (7/10) I dug the first one even if the second half was somewhat underwhelming; this one pretty much manages to keep steady for the duration, so I preferred it slightly as a more solid, consistent effort than the first one. On the downside the - by all means nicely constructed - backstory does take away some (if not too much) of the mystery. I guess the lady in black was scarier before we learned her true identity, though, again, the backstory is satisfying enough. Some very nice, creepy scenes overall; good effort.

MOCKINGBIRD (5/10) Decent idea - a couple of people receive a camera with the instruction to keep filming whatever happens or they die - but very flawed execution. Movie meanders pointlessly towards a climax that comes out of nowhere; poorly scripted, as there was definite potential here. The ending is absolutely ridiculous, unfortunately. Very watchable in a fashion, but it keeps on disappointing along the way, and that's a shame given the interesting premise.

SILENT HILL: REVELATIONS (3/10) Actually only halfway yet but it's steering clear for a 3 out of 10 so far. Bah. I liked the first movie since it at least decently captured the mood of the games (as opposed to, eg, Resident Evil) and had a decent story; this sequel is just ridiculous however. Utterly contrived story with nonsensical plot developments and unclear, incomprehensible motivations and actions from the protagonists that could easily have been resolved with some very simple plot tweaks imo. The fuck. Also, adds to the mythology in the most ridiculous ways; sure we don't need to consider this bullshit canon (Silent Hill is now built on an ancient Indian burial ground; the order is trapped in Silent Hill except for when they can sometimes escape for a little while (?) and they can project their spirits into the real world - this is literally explained by one of the main characters). Bad bad bad.

Non-horror:

THE BURBS (7/10) Fun mystery/horror comedy; typical c 1990 type comedy, if that's a type at all, but it's the type/era of comedy I grew up watching a lot when I was a little kid and it fits in perfectly with other stuff made around this time. Major weak spot for it.

HET PAARD VAN SINTERKLAAS (7/10) Sinterklaas time here in the Netherlands, so my three-year-old is way excited and he's been watching this movie a lot recently. It's one of the best Sinterklaas-themed movies we have as 99% of them are immature commercial dreck, but this one is a warm, gentle film about a little Chinese girl who moves to the Netherlands and learns about Sinterklaas. Cleverly works both for kids and for adults, which is a rarity, too. Truly lovely little movie.

ADDAMS FAMILY (7/10) and ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES (6/10) In my memory, Values was superior, but I now much preferred the first one. Regardless, both highly enjoyable, clever and very funny movies with perfect production design and great casting. Also definitely developed a huge crush on Anjelica-Huston-as-Morticia just now.


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Post by: Jordan on November 12, 2014, 07:29:38 PM
The Atrocity Exhibition -Jonathan Weiss - 2000

http://www.ballardian.com/weiss-atrocity-exhibition-review

Somehow, I never even knew this existed until the other day. It's pretty excellent, for a low-budget feature. The version I downloaded was 100 minutes, but the official release was 80 minutes, which probably helps move it along quite a bit, but I was still happy with the version I watched. It probably didn't get much attention at the time as it has a few clips of hardcore pornography, among other found material (car crashes, Vietnam footage, plastic surgery) which may have been a bit controversial. Commercials for the 90's Crash Test Dummies toys made me laugh, I had forgotten all about those.

Anyway, a lot of it is found footage, and the acting isn't so great, though the camera work IS pretty great for a low budget feature. It follows the book pretty closely.

People here are probably already familiar with this film, but if you aren't, I recommend checking it out.


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 14, 2014, 09:23:30 PM
http://scorpionreleasing.bigcartel.com/product/candle-for-the-devil-bluray-dvd-combo-limited-1100-pressed

Has anyone seen A CANDLE FOR THE DEVIL? I'm kind of itching for some new Euro-trash/horror.

I have the Criterion Collection release for SCANNERS on the way. Looking forward to seeing it again as the previous dvd release was screwed up, at least, on my copy- towards the end the audio goes out of sync.


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Post by: Major Carew on November 15, 2014, 12:33:10 PM
'Son Of No One'.

Despite the at times sappy soundtrack it's quite a good watch.James Ransone is his usual self, dispensing his default 'are you a fucking retard?' type insults.Part of the reason I watched it was because I was told by a friend that Rev. Paul Bearer from Sheer Terror was in it.He is, and plays a cop, but doesn't say anything.There's a few visual references to MDC (Millions Of Dead Cops) throughout it too.The police chief (Ray Liotta) has a copy of one of their records on his wall.... It's good up to a point,and then you can tell they've struggled to figure out a good ending as towards the finish it starts not making sense.Should have been longer as it feels as if everything has been squeezed in and rushed to fit 90 mins.

'The Animal Factory'.

One of the best prison films i've ever watched.Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mickey Rourke,plus a few appearances by the author of the original book, Eddie Bunker.... and directed by Steve Buscemi.....has an excellent soundtrack too. Have bought the book.


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Post by: Andrew McIntosh on November 16, 2014, 05:10:30 AM
"Pearls Before Swine" is a bit dull. I watched it last night a bit drunkish so I'm no doubt not making some connections between scenes and so on, but there's not a lot of connections to make, really.

There are some big problems with it. Firstly, the plot doesn't seem to exist much, except for a few connections to hang the scenes on. There's not so much plot holes for that reason, but a lot that's left out. We don't really know who's hiring the contract killers, why they want body parts, why they suddenly feel threatened by this cult-leader/writer. We don't really find out what this cult-leader wants to achieve, and his mostly silent appearance at the end explains nothing (I was thinking that even the most crass commercial films would have the evil genius super villain give some kind of speech explaining everything - that might have even had some humour potential). Since these things are the reason for the action in the film, it's a pretty big omission. Also, Rice's character's conversion to the cause is hardly explained, making the final scene almost like it was tacked on.

Secondly the script is, essentially, a series of scenes that, for the most part, are there to simply allow Rice or whomever to hold forth on philosophical matters. The plot seems to have been written around these monologues. It's all very detached and doesn't give the characters, such as they are, any depth. They are, for the most part, either just mouth-pieces for dialogue or walk-ons. A lot of the scenes don't have much to do with any ongoing plot, they're just there to give some flavour to the film as a whole. There was no need, for example, for the scene where Rice is buying old magazines and books apart from having a reason to have Douglas P. involved (his turn is reasonable, but it's only a short bit). The scene where Rice is dressed as a Nazi and his on-screen lover as a Jewish prisoner doesn't excite or incite, and the giggling and cuddling after a few swishes of the lash just make the whole thing seem a bit pointless. And allowing her to tag along to a hit? It's as if the film maker, Wolstencroft, didn't care enough about credibility to care if it was stretched or not.
There is, it must be stated, some decent dialogue in the movie, particularly the ribald banter between the contract killers, all nicely ocker and garish. And the actual philosophical rants are, on their own, thought provoking even if I don't agree with them.

Thirdly, the acting. Rice isn't an actor, and it seems all he has to do in this is be himself, albeit with a few murder and sex fantasies thrown in. The woman who plays his lover is an even more wooden actor and the few scenes of them together are really dreary (apart from the shower sex scene which looked quite okay, even though I don't care for soft-porn sex scenes in movies). When Rice is with the blokes who play his contract killer mates is where you really see his faults as an actor, compared with people who can, at least, put on a convincing turn. It's not that he's not doing his best, it's just that it isn't enough.

This goes back to the problem with the writing. You can't sympathise with the main character, and it looks like Wolstencroft didn't really care. There was potential in the scene where Rice visits a sick uncle in hospital to at least get some idea of the background of his character but that just falls flat (and makes me wonder how we're meant to believe that this character, with an Australian family, long time Australian mates and living in Australia has an American accent. It's not like it isn't possible, but it seems clumsy not to at least fill in some detail). Combined with Rice's amateur acting, his whole turn is just opaque and doesn't move.

The whole thing is just too bland and un-involving. It doesn't take much to join the dots I suppose, one doesn't need the reason for everything handed on a plate, but there's so much left out, or rather, not fleshed out, that it just comes across as all a bit empty and pointless. It's neither thought provoking on a philosophical level (anyone familiar with Rice's rhetoric would recognise what's here), on a shock level (unless you're someone who likes being offended), or on a basic level of enjoying a movie. It's a real pity, as the actual idea is good, and it could have been a good movie - if it had a decent plot and developed characters played by actors who can act.


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Post by: Jordan on November 16, 2014, 07:14:38 PM
Wolstencroft is a bit of a twat, and not even half as intelligent as he thinks himself. My friend is in The Second Coming, so I'm going to see it when it comes out, but I probably wouldn't otherwise. Having said that, though, I found Pearls Before Swine to be so bad it was funny, though it was a while ago when I saw it, and I was extremely drunk. Wouldn't watch it again, but I definitely laughed a lot throughout.


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Post by: P A N I C on November 17, 2014, 09:23:34 PM
THE HOLE (7/10) Typical Dante movie that has about a thousand well-known horror tropes crammed into it (hell, the plot sounds like at least a dozen other movies), but which is utterly enjoyable despite (or because?) of that. Kids find a hole in their basement which turns out to be a gateway for all their biggest fears to come barging through to haunt them. Rated PG-13 and devoid of gore and virtually so of scares, but nonetheless expertly crafted and an extremely fun ride. Also, Haley Bennett is just fucking gorgeous.

DARKNET (6/10) Canadian TV-series comprising six half-hour episodes. A website called Darknet (presented as a sort of deep webbish reality shock site) is the red thread around which various horror and mystery stories are weaved - some more loosely so than others. Style and quality vary greatly between episodes, leaving some beautiful and obsorbing and other bland and boring. Overall a very decent series though, if you're willing to sift through some mediocre junk.

THE TORTURED (5/10) The premise sounds good enough (and extremely similar to 7 Days, yes): after their son is brutally murdered, a couple takes revenge on the killer and tortures the shit out of him. Unfortunately it's quite tacky, and the gore is far too mild for a movie like this. Otherwise enjoyable until the unnecessary moralistic twist that really takes all the fun out of it and pushed it into the red numbers. Contemplating 4/10, but 5 for effort and watchability.

WAKE WOOD (4/10) Surprised that a movie starring people like Aiden Gillen and Timothy Spall could be this poor. Amazingly amateurish and derivative, frequently unintentionally funny, and generally uninteresting and ugly to look at. The story is unoriginal and predictable, and in the rare places it deviates from familiar themes and tropes it actually disappoints. Extremely ineffective scares, which is sort of an achievement in itself, and frequently uses quick cuts and zooms whenever something moderately gory happens which looks visually unappealing and is a pet peeve of mine regardless. All in all just not good.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: algiz on November 20, 2014, 12:07:18 AM
Ill Manors - not bad for a gangster movie


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Vermin Marvin on November 20, 2014, 01:55:00 PM
Eaters (2011)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1753753/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1753753/)
(8/10)
First zombi flick i have see from France.
mad scientists,neo-nazis and occultic wibe on story..what else needed.
looks little low-budget and some disturbing computer effects but it still far more better than some big buck movies released lately from Hollywood, or it may be the thing that make it look like it should be done on this genre..
can`t wait real zombi apocalypse.


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Post by: P A N I C on November 25, 2014, 01:56:56 PM
DEAD SILENCE (6/10) While the premise seemed too stupid for words, this was actually better than I expected. Nice old school horror vibe with lots of comedic undertones and a nice twist to round off an otherwise fairly generic plot. Don't get me wrong, it's a lot of cardboard everything - not just the entirely one-dimensional protagonist and the 'rugged cop', sets and props too, like the spooky old theatre which seems like it's straight out of a C-grade amusement park - but in many ways it reminds me of goofy 80s/90s horror like Puppetmaster, Leprechaun, Critters, etc, which is nice - it's a nostalgia trip the first time you watch it.

DREAM HOUSE (5/10) So torn on this one; after an annoying (but, as it turns out, entirely excusable) 'perfect everything' set-up the movie manages to intrigue for the better part of an hour; then it throws in a not entirely original but neither entirely unsatisfying twist, after which it plods on much less intriguingly for another while and then just makes itself ridiculous with a stupidly cliché finding-out-who-did-it-in-a-burning-building ending that really cheapens the whole thing. A shame. Promising but disappointing.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on November 29, 2014, 08:51:29 PM
SCANNERS- flawed classic. Criterion's release is the way to go. Great soundtrack, I'd love to have it on vinyl; the quirky electronics & slowed down voices are great.
CURTAINS- popular slasher film, I'm not sure why. It plays like a soap opera with a few kill scenes. Not very gory but has a few moments of atmosphere.
FOUND- indie horror from 2012. not bad, has some good ideas but doesn't quite get there. Has some excellent gore & nice ending but definitely runs about 10 minutes too
long.
PROXY- this could have been a TV movie made for the Lifetime channel with a few scenes of bloody violence & some nudity.
CHILD OF GOD- it's been 10+ years since I've read the book so only had fuzzy memories of a cave, wandering around in the woods, & necrophilia. The film feels like it had potential but it drags in spots & if I had noticed that James Franco directed it, I probably would have left it on the shelf.
A SINGLE SHOT- a crime film about a down & out farmer who accidentally kills a woman along with finding a bunch of money in the woods when out poaching his dinner. This, of course, leads to a whole host of nasty consequences. It's a good film but runs a little too long. It's based on a novel by Matthew Jones that, I think, I'll look for the next time I'm a used bookstore as I like these types of stories.
DARK OF THE SUN- excellent film from the late '60s about mercenaries in Africa. It's pretty violent. Every time I have seen it, it's been on Turner Classic Movies.



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Post by: C601 on November 29, 2014, 11:38:50 PM
Child of God was just awful


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: algiz on December 09, 2014, 10:05:13 AM
Discopath - Good idea but bad realisation


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 12, 2014, 09:32:21 PM
PIECES OF TALENT is suppose to be pretty good:

http://piecesoftalent.com/amissingpiece/

A little something on Ken Russell's THE DEVILS:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/guillermo-del-toro-slams-warner-752240


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 20, 2014, 08:39:12 PM
Satanic British double-feature:

THE DEVIL'S BUSINESS & TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on December 21, 2014, 02:38:56 AM
Good choices. Both are on my watch list.

SOUTHCLIFFE.

Bleak 4 part mini series from the UK.

(http://images.radiotimes.com/namedimage/How_people_of_Hungerford_feel_about_new_drama_Southcliffe.jpg?quality=85&mode=crop&width=620&height=374&404=tv&url=/uploads/images/original/34741.jpg)

(http://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/southcliffe_4.jpg?itok=F5qVcqaT)

(http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o566/myteleisrich4/Series%20UK/southcliffec_zps5eaa3b0a.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyi3yyBHNEw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyi3yyBHNEw)


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Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 21, 2014, 04:20:37 AM
SOUTHCLIFFE looks interesting.  It looks like you can watch all 4 episodes here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/southcliffe/on-demand/51630-004

THE DEVIL'S BUSINESS is pretty campy & TO THE DEVIL... is  one of the worst Hammer films but I've always liked it. I think I'm going to continue the Satanic theme and pull out DEVIL'S RAIN & SATAN'S BLOOD.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on December 21, 2014, 10:20:58 PM
Good choices. Both are on my watch list.

SOUTHCLIFFE.

Bleak 4 part mini series from the UK.


VERY good


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Post by: ironfistofthesun on December 22, 2014, 09:42:35 AM
SOUTHCLIFFE Fans...
https://soundcloud.com/ironfistofthesun/why


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on December 22, 2014, 12:31:06 PM
SOUTHCLIFFE Fans...
https://soundcloud.com/ironfistofthesun/why


Nice and tidy. ACE.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 22, 2014, 10:58:54 PM
I bookmarked the Southcliffe site so will watch it soon.

I watched THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS a couple of nights ago. The plot is about a killer of, uh, centerfold girls. He calls them up first to rant but everyone hangs up on him before he can get more than a few words out. It's not a particularly good film but has it's moments (splattered blood & a lot of nudity) & I like films that have virtually no likeable characters other than the victims. Even the hippies are terrible people in this film. It'd make a good double-feature with THE CANDY SNATCHERS as both star Tiffany Bolling.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on December 22, 2014, 11:39:30 PM
I need to not watch Southcliffe when I've had a drink as the three times I've attempted it now I've fallen asleep on the sofa.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Nil By Mouth on December 24, 2014, 12:00:35 AM
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ

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TV mini series by Fassbinder. Probably not so easy to absorb, the first 13 episodes are really slow and theatrical, like some atmosphere of Querelle de Brest. That rusty air.. Then, the last episode of almost 2 hours show up a long dream that turn in an enigmatic nightmare of death, murder and love. Strong and beautiful in a word.


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Post by: online prowler on December 25, 2014, 11:32:16 PM
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ

Exceptional film making. Criterion have off late been releasing some of his works. Be sure to check out that as well everybody.


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on December 26, 2014, 10:20:52 AM
I recommended everything, imho Fassbinder together with Fellini and Bergman are the holy trinity of the european classic cinema.


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Post by: Nil By Mouth on December 26, 2014, 12:20:50 PM
Some Christmas movies this days...

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/339x491q90/910/OpuQQp.jpg)

Classic slasher set during xmas eve. Very morbid and sleazy, nothing to add, it's a solid masterpiece.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/420x592q90/661/2t9yBk.jpg)

Can't said that is a good work but it's an honest movie of no obligation entertainment. Lots of gore, some nudity, a typical contemporary slasher. Unfortunately I don't know the original movie Silent Night Bloody Night.



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Post by: Nil By Mouth on December 31, 2014, 04:50:07 PM
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/540/4Mvo0n.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/photo/my-images/540/4Mvo0n.jpg/)

This greek movie can be labeled absolutely as 'power electronics cinema'. Very disturbed movie about a family that is apparently of good stock but reality is more brutal and nauseating. Style is between austrain directors Haneke and Seidl so you can aspect a cold and detached set up. Really recommended work!


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Post by: online prowler on December 31, 2014, 06:06:03 PM
This is a good one. I second your references, and would also like to add that it holds some absurd black humour elements that can be seen in the contemporary Greek cinema. Mainly thinkning of director Yorgos Lanthimos' films, especially Dogtooth. Pick up or dwnlwd Miss V. Ace.

Regarding X-mas films... Black Christmas is føkking hard cock. Classic holidays slasher. I know Mr. Scat 'O here enjoys this as well.

Watching Taxi Driver for the xxx time....  

(http://ilarge.listal.com/image/1904205/936full-taxi-driver-photo.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on December 31, 2014, 07:52:56 PM
"TO LET": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477311/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl
(That entire set of Spanish horror films is pretty good)

Christmas night, I watched Blu-rays of John Carpenter's "THE THING" & "THE EXTERMINATOR" (this film is better on darker, vhs rentals. Feels much more violent & sleazy that way).

I got a couple of new Italian crime films released by Raro USA I'm going to watch very soon: "GANG WAR IN MILAN" & "SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER".

Oh, & I also saw "THE PURGE 2: ANARCHY". A lot of people said it was better than the first film but I didn't think so nor did I think the first film was 'good'.


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Post by: martialgodmask on January 02, 2015, 12:24:10 AM
I need to not watch Southcliffe when I've had a drink as the three times I've attempted it now I've fallen asleep on the sofa.

Have rectified this finally. Really good mini-series, there's a strange coldness to the atmosphere, brooding and quite low-key.

Not watched much during the Xmas period, just a couple of movies on TV like the Lego Movie which is still good second time round and Frozen (!) which is pretty much weak in every area.

Did see Philomena today which I actually thoroughly enjoyed, nice to see Steve Coogan in a straighter role than normal.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on January 04, 2015, 05:01:26 PM
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

(https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/ArticleMedia/Images/lff14/films/town-that-dreaded-sundown-the-003.jpg)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFnQ250vdAg
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFnQ250vdAg)

The original 1976 film The Town That Dreaded Sundown was based on actual murders that occurred in Texarkana, a town on the border of Texas and Arkansas. The 2014 version, produced by Ryan Murphy is equal parts sequel and remake. Here the late '70s and '80s era slasher is translated into its essence with an overall sense of restraintful terror and imminent death looming around next corner. Craftsmanship in cinematography, lightning and editing elevates certain sequences to art house level. Highly recommended.  



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 04, 2015, 08:21:22 PM
THE TOWN... is one of those films I had teenage memories of being creepy  but when I saw it again last year, it wasn't anything like I remembered. I hate the comedy elements but that is no where near as bad as the pitched down voice of the killer in the remake (based on the trailer) & anything by anyone associated with "American Horror Story" is, most likely, going to be awful because "A.H.S." is awful.

I watched the blu ray for HORROR EXPRESS the other night. I've always liked that silly ape-monster thing & the white, bulging, bleeding eyes are still creepy- that's what I remember from the first time I saw the film on tv when I was a kid.

I've always watched a shitload of episodes of MYTHBUSTERS...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on January 04, 2015, 09:56:25 PM
THE TOWN... is one of those films I had teenage memories of being creepy  but when I saw it again last year, it wasn't anything like I remembered. I hate the comedy elements but that is no where near as bad as the pitched down voice of the killer in the remake (based on the trailer) & anything by anyone associated with "American Horror Story" is, most likely, going to be awful because "A.H.S." is awful.[]

HÆHÆ! I agree with you AHS is incredible bad television. Mostly I find it to be perfume hiding a bad soap opera. In regards to the others I have to disagree - except for what you mentioned w the comedic elements of the first - which really serve no purpose other than break the terror mood. I suppose back then the producer thought: hell we need someting to break this hellish scenario as not to offend the christians - or something.

Horror express I haven't seen, should check out the trailer ...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on January 11, 2015, 11:01:39 PM
DARK SKIES is a  by-the-numbers alien abduction film that has some decent heavy electronic sounds in the score.The best part mixes the electronics with sounds of creaking and splitting wood.

STATE OF EMERGENCY is a by-the-numbers zombie film with people holing up in a warehouse.  Would have been better if not for the cgi violence.

DON'T BLINK is about 10 people going to a mountain lodge where everyone  seems to have disappeared into thin air. Then 9 of the 10  disappear into thin air. Seriously, that's what the movie is about. I guess I blinked & missed a major plot point or something.

THE DEVIL'S DUE is one of those films with everything filmed on video like it's perfectly normal for people to carry video cameras every where they go. The sound design & soundtrack is pretty good; electronic sounds with sounds of furniture flying around all over the house. The best scene has a camera sitting on the floor at the end of a hallway & a door at the opposite ends flies off its hinges, sliding down the wooden floor at the camera. That's definitely worth sitting through the entire, stupid movie for that few seconds.

Umberto Lenzi crime double-feature: GANG WAR IN MILAN followed by ALMOST HUMAN- Gang War... has it all: prostitutes brutalized with beatings, whippings, cigarette burns; there's shootings and more beatings and even some transphobic violence & humilation. I think this may have been Lenzi's very first crime movie? I want to see VIOLENT PROTECTION again. I use to have a pre-record vhs tape & I remember a scene w/a cop holding a guy's head out the window of a bus or train resulting in his face being ripped off by the on-coming bus or train. Pretty brutal. Plot had something to do with gangs forcing shop-owners to pay for protection hence the title.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on January 13, 2015, 01:06:46 PM
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/540/4Mvo0n.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/photo/my-images/540/4Mvo0n.jpg/)

This greek movie can be labeled absolutely as 'power electronics cinema'. Very disturbed movie about a family that is apparently of good stock but reality is more brutal and nauseating. Style is between austrain directors Haneke and Seidl so you can aspect a cold and detached set up. Really recommended work!
watched it, loved it and immediately got in my top 20.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on January 15, 2015, 03:28:48 PM
Good news!

(http://twitchfilm.com/assets_c/2015/01/GermanAngst_Poster-jpegsmaller-thumb-300xauto-52916.jpeg)

Acclaimed writers and directors Jörg Buttgereit, Andreas Marschall, Michal Kosakowski are back behind the camera with a supreme feature film, controversial, mystical and disturbing. With a "fil rouge" of old images of Berlin scariest architecture, the film is built around three tales. The first episode, tells the story of a young girl who lives alone with her guinea pig in a dirty apartment in Berlin... is she alone? In the bedroom lies a man, bound and gagged... The second episode tells about a powerful "if-only" scenario in which a young deaf-mute couple is attacked by a group of hooligans. However, they are in possession of a mysterious talisman that could help them... In the last episode, a man stumbles upon a secret sex club that promises the ultimate sexual experience by using a drug made from the roots of the legendary Mandragora plant. The ecstatic experiences have horrific side effects...

http://twitchfilm.com/2015/01/german-angst-trailer-delivers-love-sex-and-death.html (http://twitchfilm.com/2015/01/german-angst-trailer-delivers-love-sex-and-death.html)

TRAILER included in link above.




Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 02, 2015, 12:38:38 AM
My darling clementine (1946)

Director: John Ford.
Genre: Western.

Possibly one of the best westerns I have seen. Both gritty and tender with a hint of sardonic humour. Excellent cinematography, noir lightning, editing. Brilliant acting and fluid story telling. Iconic filmmaking.

If you check it out, keep a close look at image compositions and how one scene disolves to the next.

Criterion just reissued it before X-mas. Trailer here: http://www.criterion.com/films/28570-my-darling-clementine?q=autocomplete (http://www.criterion.com/films/28570-my-darling-clementine?q=autocomplete)

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1227/mydarlingclementineside.jpg)

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/auteurs_production/images/film/my-darling-clementine/w1280/my-darling-clementine.jpg)

(https://fanwithamovieyammer.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/my-darling-clementine.jpg?w=450&h=338)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rJBYFHwAb6A/U91l66kmVOI/AAAAAAAADeA/9x-v6Sg057o/s1600/my+darling+clementine.jpg)


... Also watched Monte Hellman's ('Two-lane bricktop' + 'Cockfighter') westerns 'The Shooting' and 'Ride In The Whirlwind'. Recommended watch as well. Both from '66.  





Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cr on February 07, 2015, 10:58:25 PM
Audition - Takashi Miike
Don't know why but this one was waiting for years in my shelves, bought it as a box set along with Visitor Q and Izo. It's a great movie! Most of you already know it for sure. I like that the first parts of the film are quiet and calming and then the violence slowly starts...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 07, 2015, 11:24:08 PM
KITTY ! KITTY ! KITTY ! KITTY !


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on February 08, 2015, 01:28:38 AM
Birdman. Fantastic.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: THE RITA HN on February 09, 2015, 03:54:43 AM
Quote
My darling clementine (1946)

If you are a fan, I can't recommend enough Hawk's RED RIVER (which also recently came out on Criterion).

In regards to John Ford, my favorite have got to be FORT APACHE.  Ending is total oblivion.

Related - Fuck, if you told me 15 years ago I'd be spending the $$ on one of the obsessed GONE WITH THE WIND box sets I'd be baffled.


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Post by: tiny_tove on February 09, 2015, 09:19:12 AM
Birdman. Fantastic.

Totally agree... Innarritu confirm himself one of the best directors around and Michael Keaton (who has never been one of my faves) is just perfect.
It somehow made me think of a surreal "The wrestler" although the message is pretty different...
Better than any motivational...



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 09, 2015, 10:12:51 AM
Quote
My darling clementine (1946)

If you are a fan, I can't recommend enough Hawk's RED RIVER (which also recently came out on Criterion).

In regards to John Ford, my favorite have got to be FORT APACHE.  Ending is total oblivion.

Related - Fuck, if you told me 15 years ago I'd be spending the $$ on one of the obsessed GONE WITH THE WIND box sets I'd be baffled.

Thanx!

Red River is pure Hawk's classic. Too bad he quit the films and locked himself up in Vegas. Fort Apache I haven't seen since I was a kid. Fun you mentioned it, I just put it up on my watch list. Remember that as pretty depressing, but my perspective 30 something years ago is probably different from today... GONE WITH THE WIND! My first reaction is that you should be ashamed of yourself, then again I am probably missing out on something. Wasn't this one of the more costlier 70mm films besides Laurence of Arabia? Douglas Sirk dramas up for rewatch soon here.... On Birdman.... This have potential. Haven't seen the whole flick yet. Won't say anymore then...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on February 09, 2015, 11:38:29 PM
Birdman. Fantastic.

Totally agree... Innarritu confirm himself one of the best directors around and Michael Keaton (who has never been one of my faves) is just perfect.
It somehow made me think of a surreal "The wrestler" although the message is pretty different...
Better than any motivational...



Yes I can see where you're coming from and agreed on Keaton, absolutely bang on.

Watched Guardians of the Galaxy last night. My instincts were right. It's crap. My colleagues didn't appreciate my review.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: THE RITA HN on February 10, 2015, 01:40:23 AM
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GONE WITH THE WIND! My first reaction is that you should be ashamed of yourself, then again I am probably missing out on something.

the abstract romanticism of the civil war, clark gable (always rules to watch him in fine, no bullshit form - like with Jean Harlow in RED DUST), and of course - the goddess VIVIEN LEIGH (I just got back from touring the old Bird Cage brothel and Boot Hill Graveyard in Arizona; vivid to contemplate not just the lives of the prostitutes, but of the dolled up / almost abstract southern belles as well). 


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: THE RITA HN on February 10, 2015, 01:46:45 AM
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'The Shooting' and 'Ride In The Whirlwind'
HAUNTING westerns.

We had Millie Perkins up in Vancouver for a screening of THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA.
One of my most treasured personal autographs.  It was torture staring into those eyes, even now.


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Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on February 10, 2015, 02:06:40 AM
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GONE WITH THE WIND! My first reaction is that you should be ashamed of yourself, then again I am probably missing out on something.

the abstract romanticism of the civil war, clark gable (always rules to watch him in fine, no bullshit form - like with Jean Harlow in RED DUST), and of course - the goddess VIVIEN LEIGH (I just got back from touring the old Bird Cage brothel and Boot Hill Graveyard in Arizona; vivid to contemplate not just the lives of the prostitutes, but of the dolled up / almost abstract southern belles as well). 

There are mammoth scenes of destruction and devastiation in Gone With The Wind which made me pay attention initially. Also Vivien Leigh's character, not least her push/pull relationship with Gable, shows traits of NPD which are interesting. There's more to this film than just costumes and soppy love stories.

OF TOPIC: Sam, forgive me but I lost your last email. Could you email me again?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cr on February 14, 2015, 05:42:43 PM
Schramm - Jörg Buttgereit
Great! Not much more to say and surely needs no introduction here.

Related question: The quotation in the beginning of the film is from Carl Panzram ("Today I am dirty, but tomorrow I'll be just dirt") . Is the movie with James Woods as Panzram (Killer: A journal of murder) worth watching?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: acsenger on February 15, 2015, 06:34:57 AM
I liked Coherence quite a lot. I don't think it's been mentioned here, so: a small group of friends come together for dinner at the house of one of the couples, and meanwhile a meteor is passing Earth by. Suddenly there's a blackout and strange things start happening from then on. It's not a horror movie, but there's an atmosphere of tension and mystery.
I've read the use of a handheld camera throughout has annoyed some viewers, and I can see why, but luckily it wasn't an issue for me. Maybe the film starts a bit uneventful, but then it picks up and is worth watching.


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Post by: online prowler on February 22, 2015, 04:00:26 AM
Potential:

UK crime thriller.

HYENA

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L0P5hkVIA8Y/VMGx3p2flYI/AAAAAAAA6k8/iDTOkpOuoHA/s1600/The%2BThe%2BHyena.jpg)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1A2e7Vx8A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1A2e7Vx8A)


@RITA & GEWALTMONOPOL // Gone Wind The Wind demands a rewatch I understand. Made a personal memo regarding that. Regrading westerns.... Fort Apache is coming up during the week. So is The Furies (1950). Millie Perkins ..... very good actor. Fun anecdote. Never had the pleasure myself. I think she acted in some of Hellman's other films as well. Not sure if she was in Cockfighter or what. She has one of those faces one remember you know.

@CR.... Schramm... depressive and bored void. Classic, of course. Great score by Kopp as well if I remember correctly.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: martialgodmask on February 22, 2015, 10:18:55 PM
Potential:

UK crime thriller.

HYENA

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L0P5hkVIA8Y/VMGx3p2flYI/AAAAAAAA6k8/iDTOkpOuoHA/s1600/The%2BThe%2BHyena.jpg)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1A2e7Vx8A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1A2e7Vx8A)


Yes, very much looking forward to this one. It looks like it may have all the right elements.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on February 23, 2015, 11:06:04 PM
martialgodmask .... you boiled it quite well down to purest essence.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: anomalie on March 04, 2015, 04:38:13 AM
Good news!

(http://twitchfilm.com/assets_c/2015/01/GermanAngst_Poster-jpegsmaller-thumb-300xauto-52916.jpeg)

Acclaimed writers and directors Jörg Buttgereit, Andreas Marschall, Michal Kosakowski are back behind the camera with a supreme feature film, controversial, mystical and disturbing. With a "fil rouge" of old images of Berlin scariest architecture, the film is built around three tales. The first episode, tells the story of a young girl who lives alone with her guinea pig in a dirty apartment in Berlin... is she alone? In the bedroom lies a man, bound and gagged... The second episode tells about a powerful "if-only" scenario in which a young deaf-mute couple is attacked by a group of hooligans. However, they are in possession of a mysterious talisman that could help them... In the last episode, a man stumbles upon a secret sex club that promises the ultimate sexual experience by using a drug made from the roots of the legendary Mandragora plant. The ecstatic experiences have horrific side effects...

http://twitchfilm.com/2015/01/german-angst-trailer-delivers-love-sex-and-death.html (http://twitchfilm.com/2015/01/german-angst-trailer-delivers-love-sex-and-death.html)

TRAILER included in link above.


Ohhhhhh... YES!!!


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Euro Trash Bazooka on March 04, 2015, 06:21:15 PM
Not sure how I feel about the trailer. It has potential, obviously, but the trailer makes the film look like a cheap US DTV torture-porn flick to me.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on March 06, 2015, 10:16:57 PM
I've watched NIGHTCRAWLER, STARRY EYES, & THE BABADOOK lately. All are okay; NC had an okay ending (should have ended right after the chase/shooting) but the other two, their endings sucked esp. Babadook. S.E. has a really good, brutal bludgeoning & a cute actress running around in her white panties.

I pre-ordered the blu-ray for THE CANDLE FOR THE DEVIL on Scorpion. Looking forward to some Euro-trash I've never seen.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Harcamone on March 08, 2015, 11:03:58 AM
Polanski's Venus in Furs has been sitting in a Netflix envelope in front of my television for weeks. As a fan of both Polanski and the source material he's adapting, you'd think I would have watched the damned thing by now. Can't stop binge watching ID channel.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: JHC on March 14, 2015, 08:28:21 PM
Speaking of Polanski..watched the beautifully (and excessively) wordy "A Day At The Beach".


http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0065616/ (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0065616/)


An alcoholic and his niece.One dreary and very rainy day at the beach...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: online prowler on March 19, 2015, 11:27:36 PM
(http://therealdeal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-Jinx-Key-ArtFinal.jpg)

True crime docu.

Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPG9z9rHsc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPG9z9rHsc)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on March 20, 2015, 07:38:57 PM
Robert Durst has been in the news all week long. Authorities are trying to connect him to two more disappearances (or murders). I haven't seen the docu. series other than the few clips the news has been running about the misspelled letters & his lone 'confession' in the shitter.

I watched VALHALLA RISING yesterday & I have the new Arrow USA blu-ray for MARK OF THE DEVIL on the way along with the Nikkatsu film, FAIRY IN A CAGE.

Last night: OUTLAW KILLERS: THREE MAD DOG BROTHERS (Japanese yakuza)
Earlier today: EMPEROR OF THE NORTH (American '70s classic train film with Lee Marvin & Ernest Borgnine)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on March 28, 2015, 10:19:11 PM
DEADBEAT AT DAWN- great, awful action! too bad Van Beeber doesn't get along with anyone so this film could be released on blu-ray as a film so cheap & unattractive should be seen in High Definition!

A CANDLE FOR THE DEVIL- Spanish horror from 1973 by the dir. of HORROR EXPRESS. reasonably tame but interesting- a couple of sisters run an inn & one of them
really, really hates saucy British girls, they're just too immoral for her tastes. some blood, nice close-up shots of extreme religious paintings, some nudity. a curious film but not
worth the nearly $30 w/postage. it is a limited ed. of 1000 copies that, i'm guessing, will not sell out anytime soon.

I think I'll watch MARK OF THE DEVIL next to make it a religious double-feature...


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: algiz on March 29, 2015, 11:14:32 AM
DRIVE - Not bad. I guess the main character helps making this movie a classic


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: THE RITA HN on April 01, 2015, 10:37:31 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TMJaACa0YAI/VRussCkFUCI/AAAAAAAABFQ/46GSciHQ0G0/s1600/baku_dld_mfp_web.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5QYYlfXQFk


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: collapsedhole on April 01, 2015, 07:08:52 PM
yes! that pic rules sam!

but i guess to stay on topic... i've just been watching a lot of spaghetti westerns... TWICE A JUDAS, GODS GUN, DEATH RIDES A HORSE, BEYOND THE LAW, FIND A PLACE TO DIE, THE YOUNG LAND.... dozens other on these budget dvd comps... trying to find one that tops the FISTFUL OF DOLLARS trilogy but that really is the best to me... any suggestions on westerns that can hold up to those?


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: THE RITA HN on April 01, 2015, 08:57:55 PM
I have a complete 'favorites' list in a past issue of Cinema Sewer, but my all time favorite Italian western is THE DIRTY OUTLAWS aka THE BIG RIPOFF.
I wrote about it here:
http://www.spectacularoptical.ca/2012/01/massacre-time/


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on April 01, 2015, 09:05:39 PM
se sei vivo spara by giulio questi
faccia a faccia by sergio sollima
the Ringo franchise
Django and the early sequels..

etc.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: collapsedhole on April 01, 2015, 10:07:41 PM
cool, will see if i can find some of those! thanks guys


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: tiny_tove on April 02, 2015, 09:02:56 AM
faccia a faccia has one of the best western ost ever. "the hunt" piece is umbeliavable, Morricone was god.

actor Volontè was one of the best Italian actor, more known for his -excellent - political movies, but here he is just perfect.



Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Strömkarlen on April 02, 2015, 10:09:04 AM
Looking forward to this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyNKYR5andg

(http://www.theobservants.be/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/la-french.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: ConcreteMascara on April 02, 2015, 02:31:03 PM
saw "It Follows" last night. I really liked it, pretty high tension the entire time. wasn't super predictable either. the actual gore is sparing but good when it happens. the soundtrack is a pretty excellent mix of '80s, chiptune and modern horror score all mixed together. unfortunately the premise is ripe for a sequel which is almost inevitable :(


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on April 03, 2015, 08:03:33 AM
When talking about westerns, has anyone seen "The Dark Valley" yet? It seemed this movie got quite a lot of praise, being "one of the best westerns in a last decade" etc.
Also trying to cover the holes in movies from last year that were not seen. At the moment the highlights are "Gone Girl" (no surprise here I guess) and "Starry Eyes" = neat indie horror flick. Recommended


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 03, 2015, 07:52:32 PM
Blue Underground will be releasing MAN, PRIDE, & VENGEANCE soon. I've never seen it. Also, Arrow has released DAY OF ANGER with Lee Van Cleef & I read Arrow is doing CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES soon (Great title, I don't know anything about the movie).

I've never seen "Faccia a Faccia" (Face to Face) but have read nothing but good things about it. I'm surprised there has not been a US release for it. I'm not sure I've seen a UK release either.

CUT-THROATS NINE is worth tracking down as it's almost like a splatter film. And THE GREAT SILENCE is excellent.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: THE RITA HN on April 03, 2015, 08:43:48 PM
Quote
CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES soon (Great title, I don't know anything about the movie).

One of the best.  Keith, you might remember it as THE ROPE AND THE COLT?
Argento wrote it back when he still had talent and Scott Walker sings the title song[!].


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 03, 2015, 10:04:36 PM
Never heard of THE ROPE & THE COLT. Another good title. I do remember having one of those cheap western dvds & Argento had something to do with it. I remember a stalking scene in foggy woods...?

I've got blu's for MARK OF THE DEVIL, FAIRY IN A CAGE, & BEYOND OUTRAGE waiting to be watched this weekend.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: bitewerksMTB on April 06, 2015, 12:52:06 AM
MARK OF THE DEVIL- Arrow's new blu/dvd release is very nice. I didn't remember much from the film other than it moves kind of slow & has torture. If you're interested in it, this is the release to own. It comes with double-sided artwork along with a very nice illustrated booklet. For the film, it does move slow & has torture, which, is very well done. I especially like the scenes of the guy getting water tortured in the closet. One of the extras is a documentary about the rise of British horror (M.O.T.D. was directed by a Brit). There's some good stuff in it concerning MOTD along with films by Pete Walker & Norman J. Warren (I want to see Inseminoid & Satan's Slave).

BEYOND OUTRAGE- It looks like gun control isn't working for Japan because yakuza families are shooting the living hell out of each other. Not quite as brutal as the first film, OUTRAGE, but it is good.


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: cr on April 12, 2015, 01:11:47 PM
When talking about westerns, has anyone seen "The Dark Valley" yet? It seemed this movie got quite a lot of praise, being "one of the best westerns in a last decade" etc.

I've seen it some weeks ago and I liked it.  As the title says it plays in a really dark valley. A lone rider takes grim revenge,  Primae noctis etc. (Won't mention anything more - just find out for yourself)
As  for being 'one of the best westerns...' - I don't know, I'm no expert in contemporary westerns. The one I liked most in the last couple years was definitely "The Proposition".


Title: Re: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.
Post by: Levas on April 12, 2015, 10:46:05 PM
Yeah, it's a very good movie. I don't know how to evaluate westerns. they are either interesting or boring so I'm not sure if this is one of the best lately or not, but truly good think to watch. A few other movies that were enjoyable lately -
Blue Ruin  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359024) - interesting thriller, slightly similar to Coen brothers' production, but perhaps more artsy, with more silent parts, somehow depressive, slow and nice.
Also seen the movie that everyone was cra